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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: 66
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."
Dates: Created: January 29, 1863
Collection — Box: 79
Scope and Contents Copy of letter, Aug. 7, 1863 to President Lincoln re; the Conscription Act and the draft riots. Letter, Aug. 15, 1863, to General John Dix in Albany re: Seymour's exchanges with the President about the draft, the position held by the state and Dix's need to do his duty. Letter, Nov. 18, 1863, to L.W. Ross of Lewistown, Ill. thanking him for invitation to address the Democrats of the 9th Illinois Congressional district. Copy of letter, Feb. 4, 1880, to John B. Mansfield in Washington, D.C. re:...
Dates: Created: 1863, 1880
Collection — Box: 59
Scope and Contents Letter to Horatio Seymour congratulating him on his election to governor, disparaging the administration in Washington and revealing his desire to see Seymour elected to the presidency in the next election.
Dates: Created: December 13, 1862
Collection — Box: 60
Scope and Contents Letter to Governor Horatio Seymour of New York, expressing his delight at Seymour's election and attacking the Lincoln administration, referring to "old granny Lincoln."
Dates: Created: December 8, 1862
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
Collection — Box: 62
Scope and Contents Letter to Governor Horatio Seymour of New York expressing his views on the political situation and the war, and the Secretary of War's proposals for financing the war.
Dates: Created: January 10, 1862
- Names: Seymour, Horatio, 1810-1886 X