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07-16-2021, 01:17 PM
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Read here to see the answer of the Welsh connection to the image appearing in Utica, NY.

"The Welsh as a people must understand the issues of the Campaign before they can freely and conscientiously vote." --David C. Davies, Utica, N.Y., 1860.

A Welshman's Service to the Good Cause

Welsh voters for the most part went over to the new Republican Party and voted overwhelmingly for its 1860 presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln. Several items in the Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress illustrate the very personal way the Welsh of New York State supported Lincoln, before and after his election.

In 1860 David C. Davies, a book and job printer at 131 Genesee Street, Utica, N.Y., sent the letter below to then Republican presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln. That year Davies had published 50,000 copies of a Welsh-language biography and speech of Lincoln for distribution among Welsh-Americans.

Utica, Aug. 14/60
Hon. Abraham Lincoln--
Dear Sir,--
I hope you will please to pardon me for intruding on your patience thus knowing well that I am one among thousands, nay, millions that pays homage to our next President. Enclosed you will find a copy of his Life and Speach (the one delivered at N.Y.)--in the Welsh Language. My motive in writing to you is to trouble you for the name of the Chairman of the State Rep. Com. I understand there are many Welsh people in the State of Illinois. The Welsh as a people must understand the issues of the Campaign before they can freely and conscientiously vote. I have issued 50,000 copies, and hope they will be of great service to the good cause. Hoping you will excuse my boldness,

I ___,
Yours obediently,
D. C. Davies

Title Page from Davies' Welsh-language biography of Lincoln published in Utica, N.Y. in 1860.

David C. Davis [sic] to Abraham Lincoln, August 14, 1860 (Sends campaign biography in Welsh) The Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress Series 1. General Correspondence. 1833-1916.
The original letter and complete biography may be viewed online at Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress.

You can see the image here in image 5.

https://www.loc.gov/collections/abraham-...st=gallery
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07-16-2021, 03:20 PM
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Michael, thanks for this challenging trivia question, especially the last clue. Such a fun way to learn new material.

My grandfather was Welsh. His last name is Roberts. His ancestors settled in a place called Roberts Cove, Virginia. He ended up in Georgia working for the railroad.

Hope you had a good sleep!
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07-16-2021, 05:53 PM (This post was last modified: 07-16-2021 06:01 PM by Eva Elisabeth.)
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Looks a bit like a copy of this earlier image:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:...680102.jpg
   
(Ops, this is the very image - and your question was where it first appeared, not when/where it was created...)
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07-16-2021, 05:54 PM (This post was last modified: 07-16-2021 06:00 PM by AussieMick.)
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Hi Anita, yes had a good sleep thanks.
Well done.

And thanks for gathering all that background to the answer. ... I kept getting lost and losing the image of the pamphlet.
Its not always easy to get the best link .... Eva, yes . Looks very much like it.

“The honest man, tho' e'er sae poor,
Is king o' men for a' that” Robert Burns
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07-16-2021, 10:42 PM
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Reading David Davies letter you can almost hear his accent in "I hope you will please to pardon me for intruding on your patience thus"

For those that enjoy the Welsh language and anybody that likes Ioan Gruffudd ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-1SPdgcgeA

“The honest man, tho' e'er sae poor,
Is king o' men for a' that” Robert Burns
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