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Boonsboro Republican Club

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Boonsboro Republican Club

Boonsboro July 21, 1900

Pursuant to the call in the “Boonsboro Times” about Thirty persons assembled in Shafer’s Hall for the purpose of organizing a club to be known as the “Boonsboro Republican Club.” Mr. Geo. A. Davis called the meeting to order, after a few appropriate remarks he moved that Major Josiah Pierce be temporary chairman, and Dr. W. C. Wheeler temporary Secretary, the motion being carried Major Pierce took the chair making an eloquent address which was repeatidly applauded. After stating the object of the meeting he read a telegram from President McKinley also letters from Sec. Gage, Sec. Hay, Sec. Root and others, proceeding then to regular business. On motion the Chair appointed an Executive Committee for the purpose of drafting rules, regulations for the organization of a permanent Club. On motion the Chairman and Secretary sent the following telegram.

Boonsboro July 21, 1900
To the President of the United States
Canton, Ohio
Boonsboro Republican Club organized tonight, sends its hearty thanks for your kind message and has pledged its support for your reelection.
Josiah Pierce Jr. Pres.
W. C. Wheeler Sec.

A motion was carried to extend a general invitation to the Ladies of Boonsboro to use the Club Room as a reading room between the hours of 9 and 12 A.M.

President announced that Col. John McElroy editor of the National Tribune would be present to address the club at the next


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Boonsboro Republican Club

Shafer's Hall presumably belonged to Robert Shafer, a prosperous tanner, after whom the current park in Boonsboro is named.


Collection Location:
Boonsboro Free Library, Md.

Original Size:
35 x 21 cms

Boonsboro Free Library - History; Boonsboro (Md.) - History

Boonsboro, Md, 1900-2008

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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