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Mathew, Theobald (1790-1856) to A.F. Cunningham

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00496.197 Author/Creator: Mathew, Theobald (1790-1856) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 9 July 1849 Pagination: 2 p. ; 25 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Declines an invitation to visit with The Temperance Societies of Washington due to a prior engagement. Compliments the Societies' work by stating that "the recollection of the Friends of the Temperance in Washington, being amongst the earliest to encourage me to leave Ireland, is an additional inducement to make me fulfil [sic] my long promised intention of witnessing the result of their exertions..."

Background Information: Mathew was an Irish temperance reformer, popularly known as Father Mathew. A.F. Cunningham was a printer and author.

People: Mathew, Theobald, 1790-1856
Cunningham, A. F., fl. 1840

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Temperance and ProhibitionReform MovementImmigration and Migration

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