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Herman writes to the president on the prejudices that Jews have faced in military service.
Dixon writes of war strategies and international relations.
McClernand writes to President Lincoln with updates from the army, including attacks on Arkanasas.
Included in this letter is a translated copy of Resolutions passed by the Congregational Welsh Association of Pennsylvania.
In this letter to President Lincoln, McFarlane discusses his ideas of keeping France and Spain from claiming Mexico.
Appeal to the president for government employment for laborers and mechanics of Baltimore.
In this letter, a Belgian citizen soldier writes against conscription, recommending that Lincoln announce the abolishment of slavery.
Lincoln asks Seward to assemble the cabinet that day, where General Grant will meet them.
Lincoln discloses his suggestion on the topic of gradual emancipation with compensation.
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,…
Morse provides a lot of figures and ultimately doubts that the North can have a successful outcome.
Howes writes to Seward in favor of organizing Black Regiments.
Trowbridge writes to Seward about his thoughts regarding the war and motivations of the South.
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.
President Lincoln is invited to the funeral of Archbishop Hughes.
Grinnell passes along news from the Times and reports of insults to the president by C.M. Clay.
Webster writes to Frederick William Seward about recruiting efforts that he's witnessed.
Everett discusses his health and wonders about the need for an authentic semi-official bulletin telegraphed to New York daily.
Adams writes that his son, Charles, owes his appointment to Seward's kindness.
Bigelow encloses a letter from Lieutenant Hills and asks that a furlough may be obtained for him.
Tryon writes to Seward with suggested strategies for the war.
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…
Wetmore sends a corrected copy of a resolution and news of pamphlets.
Tellkampf writes to Seward on his thoughts on the war and how the South's strategy is similar to Napoleon's.
Sanford writes with details of conversations and news from abroad.
Harvey writes of meeting American ship captains and their opinions on the war. He also discusses news from Europe.
Burroughs writes to Seward with his thoughts on the war and President Lincoln's strategies.
Ball writes to Seward that the president ought to emancipate every slave in the U.S.
A note from Lincoln about election returns from Illinois.
Hoffman requests an interview with President Johnson for the following day.
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…
Grant informs Seward that he has sent him a letter of which he retains no copy.
Grant updates that the proposed terms have been accepted and will proceed to Fort Monroe.
Lincoln tells Seward that he will soon join him in Fort Monroe.
Stephens seeks safe passage in order to arrive in Washington and discuss terms for ending the war.
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.…
Lincoln refers to a letter from Mr. Davis and his own willingness to receive any agent who may be instrumental in securing peace.
Lincoln inquires after a conulship appointment for Foegelmeisy.
A note that says the opposition to the upcoming election will be to abstain from voting.
A brief note from the president to Seward.
Lincoln writes to Seward about Mr. Snow.
Lincoln requests that Seward invite all cabinet members to the meeting.
Wright communicates about a mutual acquaintance, Dr. William Patton of New Haven, Connecticut.
Lincoln reports the news that Elwood Evans, Secretary of Washington Territory, has gone over to the enemy.
Madame de Give is trying to reach her husband, Mr. Lamont de Give, Belgian Consul, who left for Atlanta 13 months earlier.
Seward passes along news on developments in the war.
Lincoln reports that all is quiet.
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…
Seward and Lincoln correspond about the appointment of Dr. Gray of Utica.
Lincoln seeks "copies of the Instructions of the Sec. of the Navy, on the subject we have in hand."
Nevins petitions President Lincoln to be rewarded for his mechanical bread machine.
A brief note from the president to Seward.
Lincoln responds to Seward's request to resign as Secretary of State, requesting that he stay on and resume his duties.
Lincoln directs Seward to see Governor Koerner, the new Minister to Spain.
Nicolay relays a brief message from the president.
In this letter, Lincoln discusses James F. B. Marshall, of Massachusetts, as the Honolulu commissioner.
Seward seeks guidance on a nomination.
Lincoln inquires about consular appointment for a friend of Mr. Blair of Pennsylvania.
This note includes an inquiry about a passport to Virginia.
Seward writes to set up a meeting for that afternoon.
Lincoln's note accompanies letters regarding James Mitchell and a possible post for his brother-in-law, G.F. Savitz.
Clark, an unsuccessful applicant for the consulship to Acapulco, now seeks the position in Tahiti.
Bates writes to President Lincoln, seeking a consulship for Mr. Slade of Cleveland, Ohio.
Lincoln writes to Seward about diplomatic posts.
Lincoln writes to Seward about the consul post to Cardiff.
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.
Lincoln writes to Seward about the appointment of the Consul to Paris.
Lincoln discusses the appointment possibilities of Theodore D. Edwards.
President Lincoln asks Seward to give William W. Richmond an interview for the Consul to Paris position.
Lincoln writes to Seward about unfilled diplomatic posts.
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.
Lincoln discusses circumstances around making E. Joy Morris the Minister to Constantinople.
Lincoln sends word that the Maryland Committee men are to arrive.
Lincoln writes to Seward that "our Chicago detective has arrived" and has set up a meeting.
Lincoln writes to Seward about Timothy C. Smith taking a consulship in Russia.
Lincoln seeks the brief for the secretary of the territory of Nebraska.
In this note to Seward, Lincoln references a letter and Mrs. Walworth.
In this letter, Lincoln continues his discussion of diplomatic posts and who should serve them.
Lincoln seeks Seward's opinion on provisioning Fort Sumter.
Lincoln writes to Seward, requesting that he give Mr. F. Hassaurek an interview.
Lincoln writes to Seward with the request that Jacob. S. Haldeman be appointed minister resident of Sweden and Norway.
Lincoln writes to Seward, suggesting but not dictating, certain ministers for certain foreign posts.
In this brief letter, Lincoln requests the blank nominations of Mr. Judd and Mr. Kreismann.
In this brief note to Seward, Lincoln demands an audience with him.
Lincoln responds to Seward's ask to withdraw as Secretary of State by asking him to reconsider the withdrawal.
A draft of letter from William Henry Seward to Abraham Lincoln where Seward tenders his resignation as Secretary of State.
In this brief note to Seward, Lincoln directs that a successor to Gen. Twiggs should not be appointed.
Seward encourages Lincoln to omit several paragraphs from a draft of his inaugural address in order to lessen the chance of some states' immediate…
Lincoln writes about the "vexed" question and affirms his stance on not compromising on the issue of permitting the extension of slavery within the…
Lincoln compliments Seward on a recent speech given, and discusses recent events.
Lincoln discusses his hope that Mr. Gilmer will take a post within the cabinet.
Lincoln discusses when to arrive in Washington D.C., and who the heads of the War and Navy departments should be.
Lincoln discusses candidates for places in the cabinet.
In this letter to Abraham Lincoln, William Henry Seward acknowledges receipt of Lincoln's letters of December 8, which discuss Seward's nomination for…
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…
The Marquis de Lafayette welcomes Seward to France.
David Davis writes to the president with two suggestions for candidates for judgeships.
Seward forwards a note from Moses H. Grinnell to the president.
Lincoln advises Raymond to seek a conference for peace with Jefferson Davis.
Grafton includes a clipping from a newspaper column that he wrote and assures the president that the people of Canada support his cause.
Raymond discusses a memorandum and the potential damage it may do to Democrats.
Ludwigsdorff writes to President Lincoln seeking a charge in the U.S. Army and the ability to serve his adopted country.
John McLeod sends a document on behalf of the General Synod of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in North America.
Seward asks for the return of an enclosed document.
In this letter, Taylor proposes compensation to slave states for $200 per slave, and includes a list of figures for each state.
Cantel writes to apply for the consulships of either Quebec, Erie, or Demerara.
Chick writes of his support for the president.
Grant reports news from the Richmond newspaper about a writ of habeas corpus on the petition of Governor Foote.