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    Civil War Era Politics. A large collection of 35 pieces in a variety of formats consisting of various Civil War era politicians. Includes Clement L. Vallandingham, a striking signed carte-de-visite photograph signed vertically at right of his image. Clement L. Vallandingham A.L.S., August 12, 1861 concerning a set of speeches. Dampstained. Kentucky governor Thomas E. Bramlette a lengthy and very fine content A.L.S., March 14, 1864 concerning the awkward position of Kentucky as a border state: "The position of our people is incomprehensible to Rebels and radicals. The rebel thinks strange that we should fight against the South - and calls us 'Abolitionists;' The Radical thinks it curious that we should fight to preserve the Union and uphold the Government, and not be in favor of making it a war of the liberation of the negro and callus us 'Copperhead'...Neither rebel nor radical can embrace within the feeble grasp of his intellect the idea that to maintain our Government as constituted and enforce its just demands, is the only hope of perpetuating free government..." Much more fine content, too lengthy to quote here; Connecticut Governor William W. Buckingham, A.L.S., August 2, 1863 concerning rail road matters; William W. Buckingham, A.L.S. February 2, 1864; William W. Buckingham, William W. Buckingham, A.L.S., December 19, 1873 to George Sherman; William W. Buckingham; William W. Buckingham A.L.S. January 3, 1874 to George Sherman regarding James A. Norton; William W. Buckingham A.L.S. October 8, 1863; William W. Buckingham A.L.S. January 11, 1865 concerning a prisoner exchange; Massachusetts governor John A. Andrew A.Q.S. September 2, 1864, "'The Sword! - a name of dread; yet when Upon the freeman's thigh 'tis bound, While for his alter & his health, While fro the land that gave him birth, The War-drums roll, the trumpets sound, How sacred it is then!'"; John A. Andrew E.S., June 4, 1863 concerning a recruit from Haverhill. Mounted; (John A. Andrew) mounted carte-de-visite photograph; Benjamin F. Wade L.S. March 26, 1862 to Charles Sumner making an introduction; Benjamin F. Wade Franking signature on an envelope addressed in his hand, Cleveland October 25, 1861; Aaron Walker A.L.S. February 21, 1863 concerning problems entering Congress in mid session and his speech "'The Immediate cause of the Rebellion'"; John E. Ward A.L.S., Paris, July 7, 1865 concerning "availing myself of the general proclamation of amnesty, The oath of allegiance to the government. I am certainly prepared to take with great cheerfulness..." Norman Ward A.L.S. August 12, 1863 to Mayor George Banks dunning the latter for "stores and services in fitting out your Expedition..."'; Philadelphia Mayor Daniel M. Fox A.L.S. July 5, 1869 thanking General J. Hoffman "...for the Documents and also your suggestion in relation to the suppression of Commotion..."; Charles Francis Adams Signature mounted to a larger sheet; Provisional Alabama governor Lewis E. Parsons A.L.S. August 26, 1865 to President Andrew Johnson endorsing the latter's choice for district attorney; Washington Barrow A.L.S. June 18, 1849; Lincoln conspirators judge Joseph Holt, A.L.S. September 26, 1887 concerning his tenure as Secretary of War; C. C. Egan A.L.S. November 18, 1862 to Horatio Seymour congratulating the latter on "...the glorious, conservative v victory, achieved by the Democrats, & Whigs, at the late election, in the overthrow of Republican misrule..." and then begging a favor for a political ally; S. Brush A.L.S. March 10, 1862 to S. S. Cox at Washington congratulating the latter on his "...success in your speech in reply to Mr Gurley... the most valuable services... in holding in check thee efforts of the Malignant Traiters [sic] to our Constitution, who desire to destroy all that is valuable and dear to us, in their insane effort to abolish Slavery and reduce Sovereign States to the Condition of dependent Provinces..." Matt H. Carpenter good content A.L.S. January 19, 1866 begging his correspondent that "If you publish any of my speeches... taking such liberty with the text as you please, so you do not make me a 'Copperhead'..."; Pennsylvania Congressman John D. Stiles A.N.S. February 6, 1863; Senator Lucien Baker T.L.S. March 17, 1897 concerning "the National Home for disables Volunteer Soldiers..."; Maine governor Abner Coburn, D.S. April 1, 1863; Ohio Congressman William R. Warnock T.L.S. September 8, 1902 requesting a copy of John Hay's eulogy for William McKinley; Amasa McCoy A.L.S. January 24, 1863 blaming William Seward for obstructing the war effort; Massachusetts congressman John Lynch A.L.S. September 5, 1864 reacting to the news of the fall of Atlanta and the effect on McClellan's bid for the presidency; John Lynch A.L.S. October 12, 1864; Philadelphia mayor Alexander Henry, A.L.S. April 24, 1865 requesting a pass for a man to visit City Point to recover the remains of a relative; John A. Beck A.L.S. July 6, 1861 concerning being a Democrat in an area that has been considerably "Abolitionised"; A. P. Edgarton et. al. L.S., Fort Wayne, Indiana April 7, 1863 a petition to the governor of Ohio inviting him to attend a Democratic mass meeting. Together 35 pieces in very good to fine condition. Should be viewed. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection.

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