Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter from Salmon Portland Chase to Irwin McDowell. March 30, 1865.

Format Manuscripts/Mixed Material
Contributors Chase, Salmon Portland
Dates 1865
Location California
United States
Washington D.C.
Language English
Subjects Chase, Katherine Jane
Chase, Salmon Portland
Chicago Platform
Lee, Robert Edward
Lincoln's Cabinet
Lincoln, Abraham
McDowell, Irvin
Morgan, Edwin Dennison
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
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