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Description: Pastor Cortland Myers of Tremont Temple Baptist Church in Boston, Massachusetts sent this snarky typed letter to United States Congressman James Gallivan on January 17, 1919. The letter reads: “Dear Sir;- My congratulations on your splendid victory for rum and the devil. The good people of Boston are planning to erect a monument to you on Boston Common. Read this to Congress because they do not know what a really great man you are.” The boldness of Myers’ signature reflects the strength of his feelings.

James Gallivan (1866-1928) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts from 1914 to 1928. Gallivan authored a bill to repeal war-time prohibition.

Typed on a 9 1/2″ x 6″ sheet of Tremont Temple Baptist Church imprinted stationery. Item #A01617

Condition: Mailing folds, a couple of stray marks, archival tissue/tape used to repair a couple of edge tears, otherwise good condition with a large, strong signature.