Scope and Contents: 1856, September 10. William H. Parish, Raleigh, Illinois, to Fidelio T. Hodge and three others, accepting an invitation to an October 1 demonstration on behalf of Millard Fillmore as presidential candidate of the American (Know Nothing) Party. Discusses Fillmore's path to electoral success. ALS (xerox), 2 pp. Accompanied by May 2, 1977 note from William Joy, editor, Centralia Sentinel, discussing provenance.