Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter from Salmon Portland Chase to Irwin McDowell. March 30, 1865.
- Letter from Salmon Portland Chase to Irwin McDowell. March 30, 1865.
- Contributor Names
- Chase, Salmon Portland (Author)
- Created / Published
- Washington, D. C., March 30, 1865
- Subject Headings
- - Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
- - Lee, Robert Edward (1807-1870)
- - Chase, Salmon Portland (1808-1873)
- - Chicago Platform
- - Morgan, Edwin Dennison (1811-1883)
- - Lincoln's cabinet
- - McDowell, Irvin (1818-1885)
- - Chase, Katherine Jane (1840-1899)
- - Correspondence
- - Manuscripts
- - letter
- - United States -- District of Columbia -- Washington
- - United States -- California
- - Chase resignation mentioned herein was offered to Lincoln June 29th, 1864 and was accepted the next day, June 30th. After assisting Lincoln in the Campaign of 1864, in which Lincoln was re-elected, Lincoln proved his gratitude to Chase by appointing him, Dec. 6th, 1864, Chief-Justice of the United States.
- - Chase's fears that the Rebellion would "close in blood" were realized a few days after Chase penned this letter as Lincoln was shot down by the renegade actor Booth and Chase's worst fears were realized.
- - This is possibly the finest Chase letter extant, for this letter proves that a bad feeling between Chase and Lincoln forced Chase's resignation form the Treasury portfolio and came very near to making Chase a bitter enemy of Lincoln.
- 20 x 25.4
- Call Number
- Manuscripts; Portfolio 1, no. 7
- Source Collection
- The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana
- Rare Book And Special Collections Division
- Digital Id
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