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American Civil War--Finances and economics

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Samuel Nelson letter

 Collection — Box 62
Identifier: MS-SC1096
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

W. S. Waldie letter

 Collection — Box 94
Identifier: MS-SC1598
Scope and Contents Letter to "Friend Lincoln" discussing the offer from Nevada miners to send gold if a conveyance is provided. Urges Lincoln to accept the offer since "accepting paper and promising coin cannot hold out long." Refers to a "blunder by Chase...of reducing the currency." Gives reasons why this is needed and feasible and how to go about it. Author is likely Walter Scott Waldie (1822-1889), an accountant from Philadelphia.
Dates: Created: August 21, 1864