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In this letter, W. W. Cone of Topeka, Kansas, discusses the pending election and the People's (Populist) Party nominations. He provides the names of several leading Populists, including John Davis, John Grant Otis, and Jeremiah "Sockless Jerry" Simpson, writing confidently that "I believe every Alliance Congressman from Kansas will be reelected." In addition, Cone was displeased that Republican newspapers had implied that the Peoples' Party Convention made resolutions that favored the Democratic Party platform. Thus, he asked Hebbard to speak to both Jerry Simpson and Tom Watson in order to discover the true result of this convention. Cone also asked Hebbard to send him the names and dates of any newspapers that provided an accurate account of the convention's proceedings.

Creator: Cone, W. W.
Date: May 10, 1892

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This letter is an enthusiastic description of the Populists' efforts to effect change. Also, because it mentions leading figures in the fledgling People's Party, it could be grouped with sources that talk about Jerry Simpson and other Populist congressmen. It also demonstrates how the Republican Party had control of many newspapers and that these papers were thus seen as being corrupt.

KS:7th:4.2:Populism (2005)

Item Number: 210557
Call Number: Misc. Hebbard, Joseph C.
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210557

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