Browse all items


Letter from Henry Morrison Herman to Abraham Lincoln, September 22, 1864
Herman writes to the president on the prejudices that Jews have faced in military service.
Letter from A. Dixon to William Henry Seward, October 13, 1863
Dixon writes of war strategies and international relations.
default
Included in this letter is a translated copy of Resolutions passed by the Congregational Welsh Association of Pennsylvania.
Letter from William McFarlane to Abraham Lincoln, April 3, 1862
In this letter to President Lincoln, McFarlane discusses his ideas of keeping France and Spain from claiming Mexico.
Letter from Enoch Pratt, et al., to Abraham Lincoln, May 1862
Appeal to the president for government employment for laborers and mechanics of Baltimore.
Letter from a Belgian citizen soldier to Abraham Lincoln, September 20, 1861
In this letter, a Belgian citizen soldier writes against conscription, recommending that Lincoln announce the abolishment of slavery.
Note from Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, April 14, 1865
Lincoln asks Seward to assemble the cabinet that day, where General Grant will meet them.
Letter from Abraham Lincoln to James A. McDougal, March 14, 1862
Lincoln discloses his suggestion on the topic of gradual emancipation with compensation.
Letter from C.A. Trowbridge to William Henry Seward, August 19, 1862
Trowbridge follows up on his letter from three days earlier with another letter containing an article from a New York paper. He says this article,…
Letter from Henry Bragg Morse to Archbishop John Hughes, August 19, 1862
Morse provides a lot of figures and ultimately doubts that the North can have a successful outcome.
Letter from George Howes to William Henry Seward, August 18, 1862
Howes writes to Seward in favor of organizing Black Regiments.
Letter from C.A. Trowbridge to William Henry Seward, August 16, 1862
Trowbridge writes to Seward about his thoughts regarding the war and motivations of the South.
Note from Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward on booklet, September 16, 1863
Lincoln asks Seward to prepare a response from the State Department for the Minutes of the 25th Annual Session of the Synod of Pennsylvania, 1862.
Letter from William Starrs to Abraham Lincoln, January 4, 1864
President Lincoln is invited to the funeral of Archbishop Hughes.
Letter from Moses Hicks Grinnell to Abraham Lincoln, February 26, 1863
Grinnell passes along news from the Times and reports of insults to the president by C.M. Clay.
Letter from Erastus D. Webster to Frederick William Seward, August 24, 1862
Webster writes to Frederick William Seward about recruiting efforts that he's witnessed.
Letter from Edward Everett to William Henry Seward, September 12, 1862
Everett discusses his health and wonders about the need for an authentic semi-official bulletin telegraphed to New York daily.
Letter from John Bigelow to Frederick William Seward, September 12, 1862
Bigelow encloses a letter from Lieutenant Hills and asks that a furlough may be obtained for him.
Letter from Francis Tryon to William Henry Seward, September 5, 1862
Tryon writes to Seward with suggested strategies for the war.
Letter from R. Norton to William Henry Seward, September 5, 1862
In this letter, Norton expresses his fears about possible outcomes of the war and urges Seward to impress upon Lincoln to immediately, as a military…
Letter from Johann Ludwig Tellkampf from William Henry Seward, August 28, 1862
Tellkampf writes to Seward on his thoughts on the war and how the South's strategy is similar to Napoleon's.
Letter from James E. Harvey to William Henry Seward, August 26, 1862
Harvey writes of meeting American ship captains and their opinions on the war. He also discusses news from Europe.
Letter from Richard Burroughs to William Henry Seward, August 26, 1862
Burroughs writes to Seward with his thoughts on the war and President Lincoln's strategies.
Note from Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, March 6, 1865
Lincoln writes that he would like to see Thomas D. Jones, of Cincinnati, and John J. Piatt, of Washington, to have small consular appointments when…
Letter from Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, January 31, 1865
Lincoln instructs Seward to proceed to Fortress-Monroe, Virginia, to meet with Stephens, Hunter, and Campbell, on the basis of his letter to F. P.…
Letter from Abraham Lincoln to Francis P. Blair, January 18, 1865
Lincoln refers to a letter from Mr. Davis and his own willingness to receive any agent who may be instrumental in securing peace.
Note from P.J.J. to William Henry Seward, November 15, 1864
A note that says the opposition to the upcoming election will be to abstain from voting.
Letter from Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, February 16, 1864
Lincoln reports the news that Elwood Evans, Secretary of Washington Territory, has gone over to the enemy.
Letter from Madame Lamont Belgique de Give to Abraham Lincoln, 1863
Madame de Give is trying to reach her husband, Mr. Lamont de Give, Belgian Consul, who left for Atlanta 13 months earlier.
Note from Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, October 9, 1863
Lincoln writes that he's heard from Mrs. Galez, who requests that Mr. Frederick Wippermann, now Consul at Galatz in Moldavia, be moved. He asks Seward…
Note from Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, July 21, 1863
Lincoln seeks "copies of the Instructions of the Sec. of the Navy, on the subject we have in hand."
FIX--missing 15042 Letter from William R. Nevins to Abraham Lincoln, March 28, 1863
Nevins petitions President Lincoln to be rewarded for his mechanical bread machine.
Letter from Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward and Salmon P. Chase, December 20, 1862
Lincoln responds to Seward's request to resign as Secretary of State, requesting that he stay on and resume his duties.
Letter from Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, March 7, 1862
In this letter, Lincoln discusses James F. B. Marshall, of Massachusetts, as the Honolulu commissioner.
Note from John Hay to William Henry Seward, 1861
John Hay writes that the president is waiting for his carriage.
Note from Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, December 9, 1861
Lincoln inquires about consular appointment for a friend of Mr. Blair of Pennsylvania.
Note from Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, October 3, 1861
Lincoln's note accompanies letters regarding James Mitchell and a possible post for his brother-in-law, G.F. Savitz.
Letter from A.H. Clark to Abraham Lincoln, September 25, 1861
Clark, an unsuccessful applicant for the consulship to Acapulco, now seeks the position in Tahiti.
Note from Edward W. Bates to Abraham Lincoln, September 23, 1861
Bates writes to President Lincoln, seeking a consulship for Mr. Slade of Cleveland, Ohio.
default
Lincoln writes to Seward to see if a position may be found for Zebina Eastman of Chicago, to serve a post in England where he will be influential.
Note from Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, June 8, 1861
President Lincoln asks Seward to give William W. Richmond an interview for the Consul to Paris position.
Letter from Mary Todd Lincoln to William Henry Seward, May 12, 1861
Mary Todd Lincoln writes to Seward with an apology to him and her opinion on a political appointment. She asks him to speak with President.
Note from Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, May 6, 1861
Lincoln discusses circumstances around making E. Joy Morris the Minister to Constantinople.
Note from Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, May 2, 1861
Lincoln writes to Seward that "our Chicago detective has arrived" and has set up a meeting.
Note from Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, April 29, 1861
Lincoln writes to Seward about Timothy C. Smith taking a consulship in Russia.
Note from Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, 1861
In this note to Seward, Lincoln references a letter and Mrs. Walworth.
Letter from Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, March 18, 1861
In this letter, Lincoln continues his discussion of diplomatic posts and who should serve them.
Note from Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, March 14, 1861
Lincoln writes to Seward, requesting that he give Mr. F. Hassaurek an interview.
Note from Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, March 13, 1861
Lincoln writes to Seward with the request that Jacob. S. Haldeman be appointed minister resident of Sweden and Norway.
Note from Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, March 11, 1861
Lincoln writes to Seward, suggesting but not dictating, certain ministers for certain foreign posts.
Letter from Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, March 6, 1861
In this brief letter, Lincoln requests the blank nominations of Mr. Judd and Mr. Kreismann.
Letter from Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, March 4, 1861
Lincoln responds to Seward's ask to withdraw as Secretary of State by asking him to reconsider the withdrawal.
Draft letter from William Henry Seward to Abraham Lincoln, March 2, 1861
A draft of letter from William Henry Seward to Abraham Lincoln where Seward tenders his resignation as Secretary of State.
Note from Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, March 1, 1861
In this brief note to Seward, Lincoln directs that a successor to Gen. Twiggs should not be appointed.
Letter from William Henry Seward to Abraham Lincoln, February 24, 1861
Seward encourages Lincoln to omit several paragraphs from a draft of his inaugural address in order to lessen the chance of some states' immediate…
Letter from Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, February 1, 1861
Lincoln writes about the "vexed" question and affirms his stance on not compromising on the issue of permitting the extension of slavery within the…
Letter from Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, January 19, 1861
Lincoln compliments Seward on a recent speech given, and discusses recent events.
Letter from Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, January 12, 1861
Lincoln discusses his hope that Mr. Gilmer will take a post within the cabinet.
Letter from Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, January 3, 1861
Lincoln discusses when to arrive in Washington D.C., and who the heads of the War and Navy departments should be.
Letter from William Henry Seward to Abraham Lincoln, December 13, 1860
In this letter to Abraham Lincoln, William Henry Seward acknowledges receipt of Lincoln's letters of December 8, which discuss Seward's nomination for…
Letter from Abraham Lincoln to William Henry Seward, December 8, 1860
In this brief letter, Abraham Lincoln writes to William Henry Seward that he will nominate him to the Senate for confirmation as Secretary of State…
Letter from David Davis to Abraham Lincoln, March 6, 1861
David Davis writes to the president with two suggestions for candidates for judgeships.
Letter from Francis E. Grafton to Abraham Lincoln, August 22, 1864
Grafton includes a clipping from a newspaper column that he wrote and assures the president that the people of Canada support his cause.
Letter from Ewald von Frankenberg to Abraham Lincoln, July 20, 1864
Ludwigsdorff writes to President Lincoln seeking a charge in the U.S. Army and the ability to serve his adopted country.
Letter from John N. McLeod to Abraham Lincoln, June 10, 1864
John McLeod sends a document on behalf of the General Synod of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in North America.
Letter from James Wickes Taylor to Abraham Lincoln, February 2, 1865
In this letter, Taylor proposes compensation to slave states for $200 per slave, and includes a list of figures for each state.
Letter from Jean Baptiste Cantel to Abraham Lincoln, January 30, 1865
Cantel writes to apply for the consulships of either Quebec, Erie, or Demerara.
Telegram note from Ulysses S. Grant to Abraham Lincoln, January 17, 1865
Grant reports news from the Richmond newspaper about a writ of habeas corpus on the petition of Governor Foote.
Output Formats

atom, dc-rdf, dcmes-xml, json, omeka-xml, rss2