Letter from the John A. Mead Club of Rutland, June 7, 1910

MeadClub.jpg

Title

Letter from the John A. Mead Club of Rutland, June 7, 1910

Creator

The John A. Mead Club of Rutland

Description

Typewritten letter from The John A. Mead Club of Rutland, dated June 7, 1910, addressed to Mr. E.M. Goddard of Montpelier, and signed by the club's president, Mayor H.O. Carpenter. The letter is typed in blue ink on club letterhead, which lists the club's leadership. The letter speaks to gubernatorial candidate and incumbent Lieutenant Governor John A. Mead's commitment to "the welfare of the State and all our citizens," citing Mead's transformation from a "homeless, orphaned boy who knew too well the cold tough of poverty" to a successful businessman and Lieutenant Governor, "who in the school of experience has demonstrated his unquestioned capacity to manage prudently, successfully and with absolute justice and fairness to all affairs of the magnitude and importance that are now involved in the conduct of the government of Vermont." The letter concludes by pointing to the importance of Mead's Rutland neighbors rallying behind his candidacy. A circular indentation with two pinholes suggests that there had once been a campaign button attached to the sheet, perhaps that referenced in the letter's postscript. Mead would go on to win this election and serve one term as Vermont's governor.

Date

1910

Source

Small Bside / Political elections - 1910

Extent

1 broadside ; 27.5 x 21.5 cm

Identifier

MeadClub.jpg

Format

jpeg

Original Format

Citation

The John A. Mead Club of Rutland, “Letter from the John A. Mead Club of Rutland, June 7, 1910,” Digital Vermont: A Project of the Vermont Historical Society, accessed April 14, 2024, https://www.digitalvermont.org/items/show/2172.