This noted Baptist clergyman, author and poet is remembered for writing the patriotic hymn "America" ("My Country, 'Tis of Thee") -- supposedly in half an hour on a scrap of paper -- in 1831. Item #44413
ANS, 4½" X 4", Newton Centre, MA, 22 March 1895. Addressed to "Dr. Sir" at the Boston Daily Publishing Company. Very good. Couple of quite faint folds; minor mounting traces on verso. Cryptic content regarding a meeting: "I will be with you at the People's Temple, as you request, March 27th. You will please notify me as to the hour of the meeting, of which your note said nothing. Very stormy weather would, of course compel me to remain at home." Nicely penned in brown ink. Recipient is possibly editor Robert James Long, who was elected president of that company in 1895.