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E. B. Reynolds to Governor John St. John

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Caldwell  8-12-1880

Gov. John P St John

Topeka Kansas

Gov.

Had two grand meeting at Kansas City Monday & Tuesday   The most enjoyable for six months   Came here yesterday and opened fire last night not to a very enthusiastic audience,  This is the strong hold of rumocracy and the devil of the drunk traffic holds high Carnival, I shall give them amendment pure and simple to night.  This closes my campaign in this part of the (bottom of the page missing)

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Will leave for Lawrence tomorrow reaching there Sat morning, In the evening have a joint discussion with Gov Robinson at Clinton and will meet him several times next week.  I speak at Endora on Thursday the 19.  this will close my speaking in this way until after the camp meeting.   I shall go nite camp on Friday, and as it is the general understanding of the Committee and yourself that I am to preside at the meetings in your absence, I want you in your opening speech on Friday at the close of the same, in a formal way appoint me.

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to act in your absence and in that State my connection with the movement in the State in the last three years to which I will reply as best I may. As I have said to you and other members of the Committee I do not care to be counted a regular speaker this time, but I will consider it a pleasure and honor to preside and if I shall be of any special service to the Camp meeting, I can be better in this way than any other____I am glad to see your continued success in securing delegates favorable to your renomination.  Rev Clark of Newton informed me on Monday

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that you carried Harvey County largly - Glad of it!  For this is as it should be.  I should judge from what I see here that the delegates from this part of Summer county will be against you- there is absolutly no temperance men here who run things  So I hope that it may be different I will look after your interests as best I can while here.  God bless you and give you success.

If you have time let me hear from you at Lawrence 

 

Yours for the amendment

E B Reynolds 

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