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Re: The Colored Aristocracy of St. Louis

Hi Abram: For some reason, I don't think my post of 7/26 went through. I'm pasting it in at the bottom of this note. I'm quite excited over the opportunity to write about A.T. Hall, Jr. His contribution to this region was awesome. I'm going to send all responses through the forum as others might be interested in this information.

My 7/26 message:

Hi Abram,

I am reasonably sure we are talking about the same person. As to the pint of bourbon, when A.T. was in Nicodemus, Kansas was leading the temperance crusade and the community town charter stated no sale or consumption of liquor for five years. I can't swear as to A.T.'s views on alcohol, but since he had highly honed political instincts, even if he did imbibe at that time or even disagreed with the prevailing sentiments, he would have had sense enough to keep his mouth shut. Also, his father was a preacher.

Not only would I like pictures, but if someone in the family has other material that would add to our knowledge of this man in other ways, I would be extremely grateful. Even clippings of his news columns or other writing--letters even--would be terrific.

If you would like any of my information, let me know.

Am I to respond to you through the forum, or just privately as I'm doing now? I love all the shared information.

Thanks!

Charlotte Hinger


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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