Saturday, May 26, 2007
Gold Thimble for Jessie
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: