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E. B. Reynolds to Governor John St. John

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Cherokee, Kansas, 9-19 1879

Gov John P St John

Topeka, Kansas


Dear Sir

Is the Ex. Committee of the State temperance union doing any thing in the way of issuing circulars of invitation to the state convention?  I have not seen any yet, and some considerable Surprise has been expressed by some, to think that some special efforts are not being made to have a full attendance.  It Seems to me that a printed circular should be issued, and sent to all the churches and temperance organizations, urging them to send representatives to the convention  It strikes me that it is of the greatest importance that a large attendance should be secured.   The moral effect of five hundred delegates would be magnificent

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But unless some special effort is put forth working to that end I fear the meeting will be a failure and this would be taken as an evidence of weakness on the part of the enemy and they would make use of it.  I have been urging the appointment of delegates to the convention and from Garnett there will some delegates.  Will you see to it if it has not already been attended to that a regular call is issued and sent and as indicated so the people may be waked up, and be on hands.  I have been having some interesting meetings and some good has been done   But much work will have to be done or the Constitutional Amendment is lost, and this would be most disastrous to the cause   I will be at Oswego next week and would like to hear from you.  I expect to close my present campayine on Monday evening at Olathe and leave immediately for home to look after the "taters" and will not be at the convention

Yours for the right  E. B. Reynolds        

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