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Fremont, John Charles (1813-1890) Free Soil, Free Speech, Free Press. Fremont. [Fremont & Dayton election ribbon]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05510 Author/Creator: Fremont, John Charles (1813-1890) Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Object Date: 1856 Pagination: 1 ribbon 13.5 x 5.8 cm

Summary of Content: White printed ribbon depciting Fremont as the explorer, mounted on a horse and pointing? to the left.


Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Government and CivicsElectionFrontiers and ExplorationAfrican American HistorySlaveryWestward ExpansionPolitics

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