• Creator
  • Squire, Watson C.
  • Created Date
  • 1889
  • Description
  • This letter from Watson C. Squire, then the former territorial governor of Washington and a candidate for one of the state's first two Senate seats, to a prominent businessman and politician from Snohomish, A. H. Eddy, is a rebuttal of claims Eddy had allegedly made regarding Squire's sympathies for Chinese immigrants. Squire rejects the idea that he has ever paid a Chinese worker, and claims to have paid for eight Chinese to be shipped out of... more
    This letter from Watson C. Squire, then the former territorial governor of Washington and a candidate for one of the state's first two Senate seats, to a prominent businessman and politician from Snohomish, A. H. Eddy, is a rebuttal of claims Eddy had allegedly made regarding Squire's sympathies for Chinese immigrants. Squire rejects the idea that he has ever paid a Chinese worker, and claims to have paid for eight Chinese to be shipped out of Seattle during the riots in 1886. Squire insists that he has always supported restricting or halting immigration from China, and that he has publicly advocated for this policy for a number of years. less
  • Format
  • text
    Letter (correspondence)
    Scanned from original text or image at 200 dpi saved in TIFF format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2010