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    • April 29, 1891 Letter from Emma K. Tourgee to John H. Vincent

    • Tourgee, Emma K. (wife of Albion Tourgee)
    • Vincent, John Heyl (1832-1920)
    • In part this letter says 'As soon as you try to draw the line of sex through the Kingdom of God you are..asking the Devil to enter and power both sides of it.' 'The whole theory of specific rank on privilege based on sex is unhealthy. And if the...
    • July 24, 1885 Letter John H. Vincent to Elizabeth D. Vincent

    • Vincent, John Heyl (1832-1920)
    • Vincent, Elizabeth Dusenbury (1832-1909)
    • This letter says 'General Grant has gone', referring to his death the day before. Vincent also notes that he has telegraphed Dr. Newman that he would give an oration on Grant at Chautauqua but hadn't yet received an answer.
    • Letter John H. Vincent to Elizabeth D. Vincent from Cleveland, Ohio October 1871

    • Vincent, John Heyl (1832-1920)
    • Vincent, Elizabeth Dusenbury (1832-1909)
    • Although this letter is undated, it does talk about the great Chicago fire of Oct. 1871. JHV says 'The fire! How fearful! Chicago ruined! All its wealth and glory swept away in forty-eight hours. I go there tonight. Meeting at the Central Rail this...
    • March 31, 1884 Letter John H. Vincent to Elizabeth D. Vincent

    • Vincent, John Heyl (1832-1920)
    • Vincent, Elizabeth Dusenbury (1832-1909)
    • Letter is marked 'Monday PM'. This letter references the Cincinnati Riots of 1884 where a corrupt judicial system set murderers free. The public rioted and had decided to take the law into their own hands by lynching and setting fire to the...
    • May 16, 1884 (Friday P.M.) Letter John H. Vincent to Elizabeth D. Vincent

    • Vincent, John Heyl (1832-1920)
    • Vincent, Elizabeth Dusenbury (1832-1909)
    • This letter follows up in sharing with his wife about the "hotly contested elections in the history of the conference.'' JHV also asserts that at times like these, adults want to act like children and how he would love to be in his Mother's arms...
    • May 2, 1884 Letter John H. Vincent to Elizabeth D. Vincent

    • Vincent, John Heyl (1832-1920)
    • Vincent, Elizabeth Dusenbury (1832-1909)
    • The vote is upcoming at Conference for Vincent to possibly be elected bishop. He writes ""I am busy, contented, hopeful, trying to be ready for any result. Prospects were never better for success. So every body says. Bp. Hurst told me last night...
    • November 5, 1884 Letter John H. Vincent to Elizabeth D. Vincent

    • Vincent, John Heyl (1832-1920)
    • Vincent, Elizabeth Dusenbury (1832-1909)
    • Letter about the presidency and the election of Cleveland. Vincent says that when Cleveland's presidency is over, Arthur and Lincoln (Robert Todd) will carry the country in 1888. Unfortunately, Arthur didn't live that long dying in 1886.
    • September 21, 1901 Letter John H. Vincent to Elizabeth D. Vincent

    • Vincent, John Heyl (1832-1920)
    • Vincent, Elizabeth Dusenbury (1832-1909)
    • A letter regarding JHV being troubled about the theatrical tendency at Chautauqua. He says "I have not said a word and I will not.'' He said that if he weren't Chancellor, then he would. He talks about how embarrassing his position is and what a...

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