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Collection — Box: 81
Scope and Contents Letter to his sister, Lottie, from Indianapolis writes of his trip to Niagara Falls and Lacrosse, Wisconsin and describes the falls and the Wisconsin country side. He has heard several "Republican speeches" from Wm. Seward, B.F. Wade and Owen Lovejoy. In Springfield, Ill. met his "brother-in-law Senator Trumbull" and met with "Mr. Lincoln twice" and gives his impression of him. Was given an autographed picture and letter by Lincoln. News clipping, 1882, re: George F. Smith. Letter from Agnes L....
Dates: Created: November 11, 1860 and 1882
Collection — Box: 57
Scope and Contents Many letters from Sabrina and her sons to their father while he was in California. A few letters from Hale to his family. They give news of the family both in Illinois and New York. The farm, William's work as telegrapher and Edwin's as teacher. They discuss their friends in Lockport and Joliet. William frequently gives the political news both state and national, whether California will be a state, the Free Soilers, the Fugitive Slave Law, the Whig party and local political elections and...
Dates: Created: 1848 - 1866
Collection — Box: 63
Scope and Contents Signed letter to Lyman Trumbull referring to Mr. Lovejoy's proposal to procure a territorial judgeship for him, but due to Lovejoy's death, he is requesting Trumbull's assistance in this. Refers to Lincoln's trip around the Great Lakes in Oct. 1848 on the steamer Globe and his own debate with Lincoln in which "he defended old Zach and I defended the Free Soil platform." Note by Trumbull on back of letter.
Dates: Created: April 16, 1864
Collection — Box: 57
Scope and Contents Letter of admittance, letters to family and grade reports from Annapolis. He tells of his life, studies and difficulties at the Naval Academy. Three letters from Owen Lovejoy regarding his efforts toward reinstatement and two letters from the Academy. Letters from the war mainly discuss camp life and activities. Mentions General Curtis several times and gives his opinion of him. Is fighting only for preservation of the union and states he hates "abolitionists as much as he hates the secesh"....
Dates: Created: 1857 - 1865