Saturday, May 26, 2007

Gold Thimble for Jessie

New York Times, 23 August 1856, p. 4.

The Jessie in question is Jessie Benton Fremont (1824-1902), wife of the 1856 Republican presidential candidate, John C. Fremont. The words in the inscription are from the campaign slogan, "Free soil, free men, free speech, Fremont."
The above article was shortly followed by this article in the Brooklyn Eagle, 23 August 1856:

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