The Writings of Carl Schurz/To Edward M. Shepard, October 10th, 1894

“Solitude,” Oct. 10, 1894.

The work you have done is grand. And it could not have been done in a style worthier of the object. Platform and candidate are perfect. The organization you have started ought to become the Democracy of New York and of the whole country.

You have already accomplished much in giving this movement so excellent a send-off. And most of this is owing to your own true and intrepid spirit. You are rendering a great and most necessary service to the cause of good government as well as to your party, and I am proud to call myself, Your friend.