Manuscript/Mixed Material Image 1 of Letter from Salmon Portland Chase to Irwin McDowell. March 30, 1865.

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About this Item

Title
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)
-  Manuscripts
-  Correspondence
-  Letter
-  United States -- California
-  United States -- District of Columbia -- Washington
Genre
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Letter
Notes
-  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.
Medium
20 x 25.4
Call Number/Physical Location
Manuscripts; Portfolio 1, no. 7
Source Collection
The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana
Repository
Rare Book And Special Collections Division
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.rbc/lprbscsm.scsm1066
Online Format
online text
image
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Chicago citation style:

Chase, Salmon Portland. Letter from Salmon Portland Chase to Irwin McDowell. March 30, 1865. Washington, D. C, 1865. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/scsm001066/. (Accessed September 25, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Chase, S. P. (1865) Letter from Salmon Portland Chase to Irwin McDowell. March 30, 1865. Washington, D. C. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/scsm001066/.

MLA citation style:

Chase, Salmon Portland. Letter from Salmon Portland Chase to Irwin McDowell. March 30, 1865. Washington, D. C, 1865. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/scsm001066/>.