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A. J. Arnold to Joseph Hebbard

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Confidential
North Topeka, Kansas, Aug 11th 1892
My Dear Friend
Your son in Law has just given me your address I write you on matters I deem of importance. Perhaps you have seen the very able letter of Judge Jno Martin of recent date published in the Kansas Democrat, wherein the Judge strongly urges the democrats in Kansas to vote the People Party ticket. It is unnecessary for me to say to you that I heartily endorse the letter and sentiments contained. You can rest assured that I intend to do all in my [XXXXX] power to release the state

 

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of Kansas from the misrul of the Republican party. I still profess to be a democrat, but deem many of the principles advocated by the People's party as excellent Jeffersonian Democracy and believing thus, I propose to support the ticket. I am sorry to say there exists a little wovering of some of the democrats, but happily this class is small and in my opinion will be much smaller by the ?ides of Nov.? Now this leads me to the principal subject I desire to address you on. Being a democrat and having held positions of honor in my party, and as deeply impressed as I am in the importance of defeat of

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the Republican Party I have thought that a letter from me addressed to my Brethren might be of some little benefit. With this in view I have prepared a letter but am not fully satisfied with it, and desire some advice from you. In other words, you understand all relations I sustain to the parties and thoughts from you on the subject will be appreciated by me. Kindly do this at an early day and I will return the kindness.
Your friend
A. J. Arnold

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