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Title: Letter from Hinton R. Helper to Benjamin S. Hedrick, October 15, 1856: Electronic Edition.
Author: Helper, Hinton Rowan, 1829-1909
Funding from the University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill supported the electronic publication of this title.
Text transcribed by Bari Helms
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First Edition, 2005
Size of electronic edition: ca. 8K
Publisher: The University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2005
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Languages used in the text: English
Revision history:
2005-10-24, Brian Dietz finished TEI/XML encoding.
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Title of collection: Benjamin Sherwood Hedrick Papers (#325), Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Letter from Hinton R. Helper to Benjamin S. Hedrick, October 15, 1856
Author: H. R. Helper
Description: 2 pages, 2 page images
Note: Call number 325 (Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from Hinton R. Helper to Benjamin S. Hedrick , October 15, 1856
Helper, Hinton Rowan, 1829-1909



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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

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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