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.
About This Item
- 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: 25.4 cm x 20.4 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 117, Box 4/8
- Collection: George Foster Shepley papers
- Object Type: Text
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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