Handwritten note by Horace Greeley - 1864

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Historic handwritten note from Horace Greeley on Office of the Tribune letterhead dated September 23, 1864 during the Civil War. This historic document has the signatures of the Horace Greeley, and W. Goodwich, and is over years 146 old.
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Horace Greeley Born: 1811 in Amherst, New Hampshire Died: 1872 Horace Greeley owned the New York Tribune. Horace Greeley was a political reformer and newspaper editor who used his paper to sound his support for labor, homesteads and the frontier Entering into a partnership in 1834 Horace Greeley founded the New Yorker. In 1840 Horace Greeley published the Log Cabin. In 1841 Horace Greeley founded the New York Tribune Horace Greeley was one of the founding fathers of the Republican Party in 1856 Most people have heard the story of Horace Greeley 's wild adventure with the stagecoach driver Hank Monk who took Horace Greeley 's comment about being late for an important meeting all out serious whipping the team of six into a dead run and shouting to Horace Greeley "hold on Horace, I'll get you there on time" Horace Greeley experienced more then one eye opening encounter with stagecoaches. On June 1, 1859 Horace Greeley was riding the Leavenworth and Pike's Peak Express stage en route to Denver Colorado The stagecoach mules were startled by Indians and bolted down a steep grade with the stagecoach on its side. Badly bruised, Horace Greeley still arrived in Denver in time for the biggest gold strike in Colorado On June 9, 1859, Horace Greeley, along with two other newspapermen, prepared a report concerning the Colorado gold rush. Horace Greeley 's attempt was to discourage an onslaught of miners such as had occurred at Cherry Creek only the year before Horace Greeley saw the West for real and wrote what he truly saw. Horace Greeley was very conscience and concerned about the people, the land, and the water In Horace Greeley 's last article about his journey 's Horace Greeley stated the need and possibility for the building of a transcontinental railroad In 1870 Horace Greeley backed a utopia colony that was led by Nathan Meeker, the agriculture editor of the Tribune which evolved into Greeley, Colorado By the end of 1871, the town had two irrigation canals which irrigated thousands of acres and a viable wheat economy. The great opportunist Horace Greeley was now a very successful farmer In 1872 the Liberal Republicans nominated Horace Greeley for the Presidency with a platform advocating civil service reform and reduction of protective tariffs. In a brutal campaign which attacked Horace Greeley personally, Horace Greeley lost to President Grant in a landslide victory. Shortly thereafter Horace Greeley died President Grant and cabinet members attended the Horace Greeley funeral. In the eulogy, Horace Greeley was remembered as the great editor In history Horace Greeley is remembered for his efforts to develop the American Dream for those who would brave the new life in the Wild Wild West The popular slogan, Go West, young man, Go West reflects the spirit of Horace Greeley