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    Salmon P. Chase Autograph Letter Signed "S P Chase." One page, 4.25" x 7.25" (sight), Columbus [Ohio], March 4, 1860, regarding the mobilization of the German vote during the upcoming presidential election. He marks the letter "Confidential" and writes, in part: "I have written to [Friedrich] Hassaurek about the importance of holding German meetings immediately. Please call at the office of the Republikaner and get their cooperation. There is some feeling I see between the R. the Volksblatt & between some people & Hassaurek. I wish this to be settled: but perhaps it is not best to attempt it here...Please contact Hassaurek...I have great confidence in him...As Carl Schurz will soon be in Ohio I want the meeting in Cincinnati held before he comes..."

    More Information: Friedrich Hassaurek (1831-1885) was born in Austria and immigrated to the United States following the Vienna Rebellion of 1848. He settled in Ohio and worked a journalist. He campaigned for Lincoln during the 1860 presidential election and was Ohio's delegate to the Republican National Convention. He was instrumental in organizing the German populace, one of the largest ethnic groups in the United States, to vote for Lincoln. Double matted and framed with a Chase CDV to an overall size of 16" x 13.25".

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