Request for G.F. Shepley speech, Skowhegan, 1868
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Z.A. Smith wrote to George F. Shepley, a Portland lawyer, asking him to set a date to give a political speech in Skowhegan.
Smith had written about a month earlier, asking Shepley to speak at a Republican ratification of the Grant-Colfax ticket event. In this letter, Smith reminded Shepley of his promise to address the Somerset County Republicans soon.
Shepley, well-known for his Civil War service as commander of the 12th Maine, then as a brigadier general who served as the military governor of Louisiana, had switched from the Democratic to the Republican party after the war.
- Title: Request for G.F. Shepley speech, Skowhegan, 1868
- Creator: Smith, Zimro A.
- Creation Date: 1868-07-17
- Subject Date: 1868
- Town: Portland, Skowhegan
- County: Somerset
- State: ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 20.4
- Local Code: Coll. 117, Box 4/8
- Collection: George F. Shepley papers
- Object Type: Text
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