1866 Letter to Schuyler Colfax Complaining About the "Treason" of Andrew Johnson. Three pages, 7.75" x 10", from W. McCaulley, Wilmington, Delaware, July 11, 1866, to Schuyler Colfax. A passionate letter from McCaulley to Speaker of the House Schuler Colfax filled with indignant rhetoric: "Since the discovery of the treason of Andrew Johnson - not only to the party who magnanimously nominated and elected him, - but to his country, - by consorting, counseling and acting, with traitors and Copperheads - for the purpose of thwarting the patriotic principles and action of those who fought down rebellion and Saved our Country - it becomes the duty of ever [sic] lover of Republican principles and of his Country to use all lawful means to prevent the evils of this recreancy...". McCaulley is, of course, angered by President Johnson's foot dragging on the subject of suffrage for the recently freed slaves and a suspicion that Johnson is in league with former elements of the Confederacy. A pot boiler of a letter with the usual folds, else fine. From the collection of Henry E. Luhrs.

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