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Rufus Choate letter declining invitation to speak, 1856

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

E.W. Farley, on behalf of the Whig State Committee of Maine, invited Rufus Choate (1799-1859) to speak at an upcoming meeting in Waterville. In this letter of Aug. 9, 1865, Rufus Choate declines the invitation, and describes his opposition to the newly founded Republican Party.

Choate was a Massachusetts State Senator and later a lawyer. With Daniel Webster and Edward Everett he assisted in organizing the Whig party in Massachusetts.


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  • Title: Rufus Choate letter declining invitation to speak, 1856
  • Creator: Choate, Rufus
  • Creation Date: 1856-08-09
  • Subject Date: 1856-08-09
  • Town: Newcastle, Waterville
  • County: Kennebec, Lincoln
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. S-2027 Misc. Box 98/5
  • Object Type: Text

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