Stone Collection: Volume 61 - Item 9
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9. Charles Sumner, Interest and Duty of Colored Citizens in the Presidential Election. Letter to Colored Citizens by Hon. Charles Sumner, July 29, 1872 (Washington, DC: F. & J. Rives & Geo. A. Bailey, 1872). (8 p.)
Response to a letter signed by twenty-four African Americans in which they ask Sumner’s opinion as to whom they should vote for in the presidential election of 1872, Ulysses S. Grant or Horace Greely. After comparing the candidates and their parties’ respective platforms, Sumner endorses Greely.