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  • Subject is exactly "United States--Politics and government--19th century"
Go to Letters concerning offices for Adjt. Gen. John A. Dix in Albany, N.Y. item page

Letters to N.Y. Secretary of State, Comptroller, and Surveyor General from Adjt. Gen. John Dix requesting a new secure office; and to Chancellor Walworth about the offices.
Go to Letters concerning offices for Adjt. Gen. John A. Dix in Albany, N.Y. item page

Letters to N.Y. Secretary of State, Comptroller, and Surveyor General from Adjt. Gen. John Dix requesting a new secure office; and to Chancellor Walworth about the offices.
Go to R. C. Keyes to Mr. Lucas item page

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…
Go to Personal account of friendship with Abraham Lincoln by John Linden Roll item page

Biographical sketch of an Illinois family acquainted with Abraham Lincoln in Illinois from 1831.
Go to William Carroll from Edwin M. Stanton item page

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.
Go to Portrait of Caleb B. Smith item page

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.
Go to Letter from Edward Bates item page

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…
Go to Letter to Caleb B. Smith from Wm. P. Fessenden recommending Mr. John E. Sherman item page

Letter to Secretary of the Interior, Caleb B. Smith from U.S. Senator from Maine, William P. Fessenden recommending Mr. John E. Sherman for a clerkship.
Go to Photograph of W. H. Seward item page

Carte-de-visite of William H. Seward, Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln.
Go to Treasury Secretary Salmon P. Chase autographed note and photograph item page

Note sent by Salmon P. Chase in response to a request for an autograph. "Yours received and I take pleasure in complying with your request." Salmon P. Chase, Secretary Treasury. Signed carte-de-visite photograph of Chase.
Go to J. Elfreth Watkins from Robert Todd Lincoln item page

Letter from Robert Todd Lincoln, son of Abraham Lincoln, politely refusing to express an opinion in print.
Go to C.H. West from E.C. Fowler item page

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.
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