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Collection — Box: 63
Scope and Contents Letter to New York Governor Horatio Seymour discussing the need for a change in the presidency and his belief that Lincoln is losing ground especially due to Grant's unsuccessful campaigns. Discusses what he believes should be the most important issues in the Democratic platform at the convention in Chicago. He sees the two most important contenders as McClellan and Seymour and gives his allegiance to Seymour.
Dates: Created: July 17, 1864
Collection — Box: 68
Scope and Contents Letter to Horatio Seymour sent from Trenton Station discussing the upcoming Democratic National Convention and his reasons for supporting a "war man". Feels Lincoln can be defeated and he will support the man most likely to do it and that is probably McClellan.
Dates: Created: August 15, 1864
Collection — Box: 67
Scope and Contents Letter to New York Governor Horatio Seymour regarding the support for McClellan shown among Democrats at the convention, the dissatisfaction in the Mississippi valley towards Lincoln and his policies and the fallacious story that General Cass is supporting Lincoln. Asks for acknowledgement of the letter because "Lincoln's postmasters ... sometimes looking into other people's letters."
Dates: Created: September 21, 1864