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    • C.C. Ruthranoff from Edwin Booth

    • Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865; United States--Politics and government--19th century; Correspondence; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Assassination; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
    • Letter from Edwin Booth, brother of John Wilkes Booth, declining an interview.
    • Edwin M. Stanton from Simon Cameron

    • Cameron, Simon, 1799-1889; Stanton, Edwin M. (Edwin McMasters), 1814-1869; Boker, George H. (George Henry), 1823-1890; Holt, Joseph, 1807-1894; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--Politics and government--19th century;...
    • Letter from former Secretary of War Simon Cameron requesting Stanton's assistance in helping to prove his innocence against charges of fraud via mutilation of treasury bills, in relation to the purchasing of arms.
    • William Henry Shepard from G. C. Noble

    • Harvard Law School; Unitarian Universalists; Abolitionists; Women's rights; United States--Politics and government--19th century; Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884; Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879; Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882; Douglass,...
    • Letter to a friend from Harvard law student regarding his attendance at Boston political festivals where he heard Abolitionists William Lloyd Garrison and Frederick Douglass, and at a women's rights convention. He also discusses politics in the...
    • C.H. West from E.C. Fowler

    • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Blair, Montgomery, 1813-1883; Republican Party (U.S. 1854- ); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865;
    • Letter from Fowler to his uncle discussing political appointments in Baltimore. Letter mentions Fowler's meeting with Abraham Lincoln shortly after his inauguration with a delegation from Baltimore.
    • R. C. Keyes to Mr. Lucas

    • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891; United States--Politics and government--19th century; Republican National Convention; United States--History--Civil War,...
    • Reminsciences about Abraham Lincoln written by a man who grew up on a farm near the Capitol in Springfield, Illinois. In his letter to Mr. Lucas, he recounts his boyhood impressions of Lincoln, of his attendance at the 1860 Republican National...
    • J. Elfreth Watkins from Robert Todd Lincoln

    • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; United States--Politics and government--19th century; Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
    • Letter from Robert Todd Lincoln, son of Abraham Lincoln, politely refusing to express an opinion in print.
    • Abraham Lincoln to H.L. Haines

    • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
    • Signed response from Abraham Lincoln to the request for an autograph, July 10, 1860
    • Nathan Sargent from Charles Francis Adams, November 28, 1868

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Adams, Charles Francis, 1807-1886; Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848; Whig Party (U.S.); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials and employees
    • Note from the son of John Quincy Adams thanking Nathan Sargent for correcting an error in the Washington Chronicle claiming that his father retained opponents while in office.
    • Nathan Sargent from Daniel Dewey Barnard, October 31, 1855

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Barnard, Daniel D. (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.
    • Nathan Sargent recommendation. George S. Boutwell from George E. Spencer

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Boutwell, George S. (George Sewall), 1818-1905; Spencer, George Eliphaz, 1836-1893; Whig Party (U.S.); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials and employees; Customs administration
    • Letter of recommendation for Nathan Sargent, expressing the opinion that Sargent not be removed from the office of Commissioner of Customs.
    • Nathan Sargent from Salmon P. Chase, October 24, 1870

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873; Whig Party (U.S.); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials and employees; Money
    • Letter regarding Chase's opinion of Congress's power to coin currency other than gold and silver.
    • Nathan Sargent from Henry Clay, February 10, 1847

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Clay, Henry, 1777-1852; Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850; Whig Party (U.S.); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials and employees; Democratic National Convention; United...
    • Letter discussing another letter sent to Clay which he desires to be published. It is from a Gen. Bradley, who Clay identifies as a “political enemy.”
    • Nathan Sargent from Henry Clay, August 19, 1843

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Clay, Henry, 1777-1852; Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874; Badger, Benjamin, 1779-1855; Whig Party (U.S.); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials and employees
    • Letter discussing recent midterm election results and possible Whig strategies for the 1845 election.

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