Author(s)Woodmanssee, D.D. and Dowling, M.J.
KeywordsNational Republican League of the United States
Election of 1896
AbstractMimeographed campaign letter from the National Republican League of the United States, Chicago, to Hon A. Grandeland, Warren, Michigan. This letter emphasizes the ongoing anti-Catholic strain in GOP politics, depicting the election of 1896 as a battle between the "Republican" and "Popocratic" parties for dominance of Congress. "The election of McKinley and Hobart is an assured fact, but a Republican Congress is essential to general prosperity and continued party success," the letter declared. The letter, apparently sent out en masse to local Republican Central Committees, expresses a desire that local officials "will seek the co-operation of the league and campaign clubs in your county" for aid in literature distribution, advertising, and organization of meetings so that "all believers in honest money and good government will not neglect their duty" to vote. Machine signed by D.D. Woodmansee, President, and M.J. Dowling, Secretary, of the National Republican League.