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Letter of Hinton R. Helper to Benjamin S. Hedrick, October 15, 1856

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Letter of Hinton R. Helper to Benjamin S. Hedrick, October 15, 1856

Creator

Hinton R. Helper

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"Letter from Hinton R. Helper to Benjamin S. Hedrick, October 15, 1856," Documenting the American South: Benjamin Sherwood Hedrick's Views on Slavery and Dismissal from the University, The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, accesssed on February 13, 2012, http://www.docsouth.unc.edu/unc/unc08-21/unc08-21.html

Date

1856-10-15

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Document

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Correspondence

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New York, Oct. 15, 1856

Prof. Hedrick ,

Bravo! You are right. Stand firm, and friends will gather around you. I have not the pleasure of your acquaintance, but it would do me good to take you by the hand and tell you how glad I was to find that my dear old native State has at least one fearless patriot within her borders. Here are tens of thousands of men in the state, who entertain views similar to those expressed in your letter, but they dare not open their mouths. A remarkably free country! Fremont will probably get 50,000 majority in this state. "The work goes bravely on". If the election could be postponed six or eight months I have no doubt several of the Southern States would bring out an Electoral ticket in favor of something free — say, free speech, free soil, free labor, free presses, free schools, or Fremont .

In the faith, Very Truly, yours &c,

H. R. Helper

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Hinton R. Helper, “Letter of Hinton R. Helper to Benjamin S. Hedrick, October 15, 1856,” Civil War Era NC, accessed November 27, 2014, http://history.ncsu.edu/projects/cwnc/items/show/255.