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"Mr. Webster's Address to the Ladies of Richmond, in the Log
Cabin." 7 October 1840.
Digital reproduction of broadside printed on silk.
Courtesy of the Valentine Richmond History Center
Massachusetts Senator Daniel Webster attended a campaign rally in Richmond during the 1840 presidential contest. At the request of the women of the city, he delivered a speech to the ladies who were taking an active part for the first time in presidential politics. More than one thousand women attended the speech.