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Turner, J. Milton, 1840-1915. [Circular Letter re: Statement of support for the Nomination of Blanche Kelso Bruce as Vice President]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09400.133 Author/Creator: Turner, J. Milton, 1840-1915. Place Written: Washington D.C. Type: Autograph document signed Date: 20 May 1880 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Turner and Bell are addressing the Republican Party with the intention of putting forth Blanche Kelso Bruce as a nominee for the Vice Presidency of the United States at the upcoming Chicago Convention. The two then discuss his consistent record as a Republican Senator in the south an area that the Republicans have been losing control over, as well as the fact that the population in the south is becoming disenfranchised. The two bring up his loyalty to the Republican Party, as well as his responsible conduct as a Senator. The statement also mentions the numbers of republican voters in different states that would be bound to support such a decision. This includes "5,000,000 Americans whose loyalty was all the Nation had to depend on at the South." Title of this document was derived from the text of the document. There is also a separate docket written on an envelope.

People: Bruce, Blanche Kelso, 1841-1898.
Turner, J. Milton, 1840-1915.
Bell, W.H., (fl. 1880)

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: African American History, African Americans in Government, Congress, Reconstruction, Government and Civics, Election, Republican Party, Politics, Suffrage, Civil Rights, Jim Crow

Sub Era: Reconstruction