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    • Portrait of Caleb B. Smith

    • United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials and employees; Smith, Caleb B. (Caleb Blood), 1808-1864
    • Caleb B. Smith was appointed by Abraham Lincoln as the United States Secretary of the Interior in 1861. He resigned after not being appointed to United States Supreme Court the following year.
    • Letter from Edward Bates

    • United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials and employees; Bates, Edward, 1793-1869
    • Note from Edward Bates, US Attorney General under Abraham Lincoln from 1861 to 1864. "Sir, Coming home, after an absence of six weeks, I find your letter of July 11. It is dated only at "Hartford" the poststamp, as usual, is illegible, so I direct...
    • Certificate for draft substitution

    • United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States. Army--Recruiting, enlistment, etc.
    • Certificate from the New York Board of Enrollment exempting Marshall Cynes from military duty and replacing him with substitute Frederick Artz, according to the Enrollment Act of 1863.
    • James K. Polk from Edwin M. Stanton

    • Stanton, Edwin M. (Edwin McMasters), 1814-1869; United States. Navy; Military chaplains; Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849; United States--Politics and government--19th century
    • Letter to President James K. Polk from future Lincoln Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton recommending Rev. John Scott for Chaplain of the Navy.
    • William Carroll from Edwin M. Stanton

    • Stanton, Edwin M. (Edwin McMasters), 1814-1869; Carroll, Samuel S. (Samuel Sprigg), 1832-1893; United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
    • Letter from Secretary of War Edwin Stanton informing Carroll of the leadership of his son Samuel Sprigg Carroll during a recent advance by the Army of the Shenandoah. In it Stanton expresses his hopes for a promotion for his son.
    • Joseph Robinson from Caleb B. Smith

    • Smith, Caleb B. (Caleb Blood), 1808-1864; United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States. Department of the Interior; Courthouses
    • Letter from the Secretary of the Interior discussing rental of rooms in the Baltimore court house.
    • Photograph of W. H. Seward

    • Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872; United States--Politics and government--19th century; Photographs; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
    • Carte-de-visite of William H. Seward, Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln.
    • David S. Gooding from William H. Seward

    • Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872; Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875; United States--Politics and government--19th century; Pardon
    • Cover letter to U.S. Marshal from the Dept. of State accompanying the warrant for President Andrew Johnson's pardon of James Evans. Warrant is not included.
    • Nathan Sargent from John Crafts (J.C.) Wright, January 16, 1841

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Wright, John C. (John Crafts), 1783-1861; Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841; Clay, Henry, 1777-1852; Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852; Whig Party (U.S.); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United...
    • Letter discussing the formation of President-elect William Henry Harrison's cabinet. Wright also shows early support for civil service reform.
    • Petition for U.S. Auditor position, May 23, 1844

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Whig Party (U.S.); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials and employees; Petitions
    • Petitions pledging support for the appointment of Nathan Sargent in various state and federal positions, including Auditor, Surveyor of the Port of Philadelphia, and Clerk of the House of Representatives.

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