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J.F. Hoy to Governor John St. John

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To the Gov of K   Baltimore Md. Apr. 22 1879

Will you please hand this to one of the leading temperance men.  I am coming to your state with a tent holding two thousand people.  Can we get a lot in Topeka.  it must be at least 104 feet square  I ask no one to be responsible for any money.  my platform is moral sarcasm for the drinker and state & natural prohibition for the Seller.  I refer you to Gov Bishop of Ohio as to who I am.  Ans please at Williamsport, Pa. by May 15th & XXX

J. F. Hoy

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