Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Patriotic envelopes
Letter from David M. Elliott to his sisters in New York, describing life in Wisconsin and asking for news from home. Sent with an envelope with impression of Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin stamped on the front.
Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Barnard, Daniel Dewey, 1797-1861; Whig Party (U.S.);United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials and employees; Slavery; United States. Constitution
Letter in support of Sargent's plan to reach a settlement on slavery. Barnard sees the best chance of maintaining the Union to be a national Whig party.