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Bond, L. Montgomery (fl. 1864) [Printed circular number one from the Office of the Committee on Labor, Income, and Revenue]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04639 Author/Creator: Bond, L. Montgomery (fl. 1864) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Printed document Date: 3 May 1864 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: The Committee for a Day's Labor requests a donation of one day's earnings from all classes of the community for benefit of the Great Central Fair. Printed on Office of the Committee on Labor, Income, and Revenue stationery. Accompanied by an illustrated Great Central Fair for the Sanitary Commission envelope signed and free franked by John W. Forney, Secretary of the Senate, addressed to Joseph A. Murphy. Lists members of the Committee for a Day's Labor, including Bond (Chairman), John W. Claghorn (Treasurer), Reverend E. W. Hutter (Corresponding Secretary), and McGregor J. Mitcheson (Secretary). Lists the names of honorary Committee members, including Andrew Gregg Curtin (Pennsylvania Governor), Joel Parker (New Jersey Governor), William Cannon (Delaware Governor), Alexander Henry (Philadelphia Mayor), Joseph Ingersoll (former Representative from Pennsylvania), Judge Thomas Preston Carpenter of New Jersey, Judge Samuel Maxwell Harrington of Delaware, and Major-General George G. Meade. Lists all other Committee members on page three.

People: Bond, L. Montgomery, fl. 1864.
Claghorn, John W., fl. 1864.
Hutter, E. W., fl. 1864.
Mitcheson, McGregor J., fl. 1864.
Carpenter, Thomas Preston, 1804-1876.
Curtin, Andrew Gregg, 1815-1894.
Forney, John W. (John Wien), 1817-1881.
Harrington, Samuel M. (Samuel Maxwell), 1803-1865.
Henry, Alexander, 1739-1824.
Ingersoll, Joseph Reed, 1786-1868.
Meade, George Gordon, 1815-1872.
Parker, Joel, 1816-1888.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: US Sanitary Commission, Civil War, Military History, Union Forces, Charity and Philanthropy, Religion, Congress, Expositions and Fairs, Government and Civics, Union General

Sub Era: The American Civil War