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G.E.K. to Governor John St. John

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City of Kansas, Kas Feb 13 1880 

 

Governor St. John    Dear Sir:

I am glad to know that the Governor of Kansas is at the head of the Temperance movement, our lodge succeeded in having Miss May deliver us some lectures on Temperance, had 17 recrutes  we have about 16 saloons in our little town -and is a hard place to let our light shine -   but to business - I have to say not with pleasure, that you have done some things not exactly for your own good or the temperance cause good, at least I heard several use it , what I would call a mistake, that is in appointing Mccafrey in Judge Denhaus place.   while Mr Cox or squire I believe he is called was struggling hard for the same position, now Mac is a whiskey rag.  I can call him that with ease.- about every time I go past the saloon he is getting treated or else feasting on whiskey or beer,   now Cox is a temperance man, and the fact that you appointed a whiskey man instead

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of a temperance man serves as a pass word in the mouth, of some of your enemies and enemies of the republican party,  they throw kind of a hard reflection on you make it just as terrible as they can when they talk about it.  I  told  them some politician from wyandott a friend of Mac's had missrepresented him to you or else I know he would not have been in there, excuse and pardon me if this makes you angry, for I would be sorrowy to know I had made you mad, but I wanted to let you know how these enemies of the republican party are making or using this as a means to throw spite and false statements on the temperance leader.

I dont know wheather to sign my name or not but I should not wright any thing I am afriad of.  I am not affraid of the truth so I sighn my nameyour humble servant,  G.E.K.  corner 6 & James Street

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look on fourth page more on there

please don't be angry with me for I thought it might appear as though I was not tending strrictly to my own business .  I am a member of both societys here in Kansas City Kansas.        

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