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Edwards Pierrepont letter

 Collection — Box: 66
Identifier: MS-SC1175

Scope and Contents

Letter to New York Governor Horatio Seymour re: the determination of Lincoln, his cabinet to make no compromise that would "sever the nation" and the Democratic Party's need to support "the integrity of the Union."


  • Created: January 29, 1863


Biographical / Historical

A prominent New York lawyer and politician and Democrat who was against secession and supportive of the use of force to protect the Union. President Lincoln appointed him to try the cases of those who had been imprisoned in the North for suspected disloyalty to the Union cause and after the war President Grant appointed him U.S. Attorney General.


1 folder (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 4 pages

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