1864 · [New Orleans
"Sir: The Constitutional Convention of the State of Louisiana being about to assemble, may I ask you to send by return mail, a copy of the Constitution of your State, for its use, directed to this Office, where postage or any other expense will be paid."
Reconstruction Mayor of New Orleans, Hoyt "identified himself completely with the movement for the organization of the white and colored races. One of his most important public acts was to assist at the great Negro mass meeting held in Congo Square on May 11, 1864, in honor of the adoption by the constitutional convention of the article abolishing slavery." Online article on Hoyt by the Louisiana Division of the New Orleans Public Library. Not located in Jumonville, Thompson, or on OCLC or the online site of AAS as of April 2020. (Inventory #: 36685)