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John Grass to Governor John St. John

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Independence Kan.

Jan. 5" 1880

Governor J.P. St.John

Topeka Kan.


Honored Sir:

We hold a delegated prohibition convention here on the 21st of this month which will include full delegations from each township in the county.  Can you come yourself or send some able man to address us at that time.  We have perfected an organization in each township in the county and through them we propose to organize each school district.  In this way we will reach every voter both by public speakers and temperance literature giving the results of  prohibition

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in Maine and other places where it has been tested.  We make up our committes and workers from all political parties and put it upon the ground of a measure of humanity and not of politics   This I believe should be done throughout the state and by moving  this early we will take the wind out of the sails of any political XXX who may seek to oppose us in the state conventions.  I organized a club in Rutland township in this county last night and every voter but one subscribed to the club pledge, which provides that the signer shall vote and work for the amendment.  Such has been the uniform result with us throughout the county.  Our great strength is with the farming classes and if they are reached we are all right.

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Montgomery will go all the way from five hundred to one thousand majority for the amendment, and will send a delegation solid to the Republican convention for J. P. St John for governor -

Hoping to hear from you soon your obd'l servant

John Grass

Chairman Executive Prohibition Com.


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