Request for G.F. Shepley speech in Lewiston, 1868

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Enos T. Luce, a lawyer and judge in Lewiston, wrote to George F. Shepley, a Portland lawyer, asking him to speak to Androscoggin County Republicans.

Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, a Republican, was running for president against Democrat Horatio Seymour. Luce's letter refers to rallies the Democrats were holding and sought to engage Shepley, a popular post-war speaker, for a rally for the Republicans.

Shepley, who entered the Civil War as colonel and commander of the 12th Maine, left the war as a brigadier general who had served as military governor of Louisiana. Luce had been a lieutenant colonel in the 23rd Maine Infantry.

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About This Item

  • Title: Request for G.F. Shepley speech in Lewiston, 1868
  • Creator: Luce, Enos T.
  • Creation Date: 1868-08-04
  • Subject Date: 1868
  • Town: Lewiston, Portland
  • County: Androscoggin, Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 20 cm x 12.5 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 117, Box 4/8
  • Collection: George Foster Shepley papers
  • Object Type: Text

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