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James Lawther

Title: Letter Written to Lawther
Type: Letter
Date: 1861
Source: Minnesota Historical Society

Description: This letter was sent to Lawther to inform him that he had been elected mayor of Red Wing.
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Letter Written to Lawther

Activities:

  1. Lawther was elected mayor of Red Wing in 1861. What important event in United States history also occurred in that year?



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  2. What might it mean that Lawther was elected in a special election?



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  3. Why would Lawther need to take an oath to hold the office of mayor?



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  4. What do you think the title, "Esq." means at the beginning of this letter?



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