Democratic Republican or Proabitionist

 Catlin Family Papers, Lackawanna Historical Society, Scranton, Pa.

Catlin Family Papers, Lackawanna Historical Society, Scranton, Pa.

My dear Granddaughter … What do you think the world is coming to The country is very much agetated just now But God works in a misterious way— & I do hope & Pray that we may have people enough in the United States that will put their trust in the Great Ruler of events to bring order out of chaos to select the best men the Country affords As God judges the hearts of all let it come in what name it will Democratic Republican or Proabitionist
— "Grandmother" to Mary Archbald Catlin, Oct. 8, 1888