Creator

Date Original

1960s

Description

This is a letter from A.H. Garland to A.G. Shoppach asking Shoppach to distribute campaign material. The election he is talking about is Garland's election to represent Pulaski County at the state secession convention in 1861, the start of the Civil War.

Biographical/Historical Note

Augustus Hill Garland was Arkansas's 11th governor. He served from 1874-1877.

Transcription

Princeton, Oct. 8th, 1861
Mr. Shoppach
Dear Sir -
As you know I am
candidate for Congress, and if you can
support me I should be more than
pleased. You know me pretty well and
all I am, and if you assist me it
would be thankfully received. Please
see that my tickets are distributed
and that I have a fair show on the
day of election. I will speak at Ben-
ton on the day of election on the cotton
question. I am here this far on my cotton
canvass - fine week.
No news.
Your friend
A.H. Garland
Excuse paper - it is
all I have or can get./p>

Physical Description

Letter, 8" x 12.75"

Subjects

Politicians; Political campaigns

Contributor

A.H. Garland

Geographical Area

Princeton, Dallas County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.0008.0007.2

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Small manuscript collection

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Letter, A.H. Garland to A.G. Shoppach, Small manuscript collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

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