View Full Version : The McCurdy Letter - November 1888
03-16-2007, 07:05 PM
I hadn't seen this one before.
Surely the writer meant 'M'Carthy'?
04-07-2007, 06:54 PM
Chris has taken up the pursuit of this letter; and I see in the full text he has posted on Casebook that we are actually dealing with a McCardy rather than a McCurdy as the original report I posted avowed.
Now this is interesting as there was a McCardy family of St Paul, Minnesota - as mentioned in the letter - and John McCardy was a vexatious candidate for the City Attorney's job in 1888 when the the letter was written.
In the full text version, found by Chris, the writer in a footnote says 'driving out those who did not believe in dynamite'; and then blow me down in a dynamite blast what do we find in the 'St Paul Daily News' of May 16th 1889:
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