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Isaac N. Arnold letter

 Collection — Box: 2
Identifier: MS-SC42

Scope and Contents

Consists of one letter of Isaac N. Arnold enclosing a copy of the Globe newspaper containing a speech. He remarks that it had been called too radical, but insists it was the truth.


  • Created: February 18, 1862


Biographical / Historical

Isaac N. Arnold (1815-1884) was born in Otsego County, New York, moved to Chicago in 1836 where he practiced law. He served in the Illinois State House of Representatives, as a Democrat (1842-1846), and later (1855-1856) as a member of the Free Soil Party. He was then elected as a Republican to Congress where he served from 1861-1865. He also served briefly in the U.S. Army during the American Civil War and in the U.S. Department of Treasury after the war. In 1884 Arnold published a biography of Abraham Lincoln.


1 folder (1 folder (.5 linear inches)) : 1 letter

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