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Charles Sumner letters

 Collection — Box: 88
Identifier: MS-SC1508
Scope and Contents Letter, Sept. 1858, to Lyman Trumbull, regrets his ill health keeps him from the slavery fight and hopes to see Lincoln in the Senate. Letter, Aug. 1862, to Benjamin Wade, states he has urged the necessity of the Emancipation Proclamation. Letter, Jan. 1863, states he has forwarded the box, along with a blessing to Abraham Lincoln. Letter, 1864, re: political appointment. Letter, Aug. 1864, to Mrs. Child, re: value of the fugitive slave laws, his dissatisfaction at the early nomination of...
Dates: Created: 1858 - 1869

Edwin M. Stanton letters

 Collection — Box: 85
Identifier: MS-SC1472
Scope and Contents Letter, 1862, to Major General Burnside introducing Edward Stanley who had been appointed military governor of South Carolina. A few general instructions for acting under Stanley's authority. Draft of letter, 1865, in handwriting of L.Y. Bates with annotations by Stanton, to General Grant reporting the President's death and directions on mourning for the military.
Dates: Created: May 20, 1862 and April 16, 1865

Henry Reed Rathbone papers

 Collection — Box: 69
Identifier: MS-SC1238
Scope and Contents Pass, 1862, for Rathbone, signed by Edwin Stanton, to visit his father-in-law who was sick. Appointment, 1865, to Assistant Adjutant General of the Volunteers, signed by Edwin Stanton. Printed copy of Executive Order No. 202 to the Senate nominating "Rathbone and Others."
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1865

Montgomery C. Meigs recollections

 Collection — Box: 59
Identifier: MS-SC1030
Scope and Contents Typed copy of Meigs reminiscence on the relations of President Lincoln and Secretary Stanton mainly with General McClellan. He discusses the replacement of Scott with McClellan, an unproductive meeting between McClellan, the President and a few others, McClellan's subsequent behavior and Lincoln and Stanton's responses to McClellan and other generals with a defense of those responses. A three page letter, Oct. 7, 1864, to General Sheridan's headquarters, regarding the death of his son and...
Dates: Created: Undated

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