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Richard Josiah Hinton to Thaddeus Hyatt

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Boston, Mass May 25, 1860
Dear Sir:
Though I have not written you before, my soul has gone out these many times to you in your unjust imprisonment. Though [xxx] politicians may forget, though corrupt party organs may deride, yet be assured that the people do not forget. Your sacrifices and heroic endurances will be remembered. We, who knew and loved you in Kansas, still know and love you more. I would that more might be done than mere words. I would rather be one of a party who should visit the infernal den of Federal tyranny to take you out of their clutches, than to sit quietly here and write even sympathizing words. Say the word and we will bring dry powder enough to take you and

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that Black Hole. I trust that the reports of your ill health may not be true. With Sincerest respect I am
For the Truth, Ever Yours Richard J. Hinton
[written on the back of an announcement for a political anti-slavery convention to be held in Boston.]

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