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Russell Ward letters

 Collection — Box: 94
Identifier: MS-SC1612
Scope and Contents Letter from Cairo, Ill., June 22, to A.J. Newton, discusses Newton's diagnosis of consumption and other diseases of the respiratory system, instructs in healthy living and questions his spiritual affiliation. Mentions flooding of the Mississippi and Ohio Valley including Cairo. Letter to Newton M. Curtis, September 27, giving eulogy on the death of his brother.
Dates: Created: June 22 and September 17, 1858

Samuel Humes Porter letter

 Collection — Box: 67
Identifier: MS-SC1200
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