Folded Letter Sheet
Red Circular Postmark:
Revd Henry Slicer
Mr G S Hough & others
Letter never answered --
June 23, 40
Invitation to be
present at a
on July 4th at
June 23d 1840
We are firmly persuaded that the
preservation of the liberties and real prosperity of our beloved country
depends upon the strict construction of that inestimable instrument, the
constitution of the United States, bequeathed to us by our wise and patriotic
forefathers, and that it is upon this rock, the democracy of the country is founded.
They go not for men their motto has a more exalted bearing, they go for principles,
and by this they have always been known from the foundation of the Government to
the present day, the same from the Arostook to the Sabine, and from the Atlantic
to the Rocky Mountains -- In support of this principle, the undersigned on behalf
of the Democratic citizens of Alexandria and Fairfax County
Va, respectfully request the presence
of your company at dinner to be had at Shuters Hill, on the
4th July next, where we may interchange
sentiments and commune in the great interests of the country.
To the Revd H. Slicer
Most respectfully yours &c.
Geo. S. Hough |
Geo. H. Smoot
Jno H. Brent
Isaac Kell senr
____ are all well & ____ our respects to Elizabeth
G. H. S.