Breckinridge, John C. (John Cabell) (1821-1875) to Ernie and Morton
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05007.01
Author/Creator: Breckinridge, John C. (John Cabell) (1821-1875)
Place Written: Lexington, Kentucky
Type: Autograph letter signed
Date: 30 August 1860
Pagination: 1 p. ; 20.1 x 16.2 cm.
Summary of Content: Vice President and Presidential candidate Breckinridge updates two individuals from New York City on his progress regarding an upcoming speech. States ”I have not as yet even made a note ... It would be better, perhaps, if we were more accustomed in the west to carefull written preparation.”
Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860
Sub Era: Age of Jackson
Background: Breckinridge, from Kentucky, served as Vice President of the United States 1857-1861, as United States Senator 1861-1862, and as a brigadier general in the Confederate Army. He was an unsuccessful candidate in the 1860 Presidential election.
LOC Search Terms: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865., United States--Politics and government--1861-1865., Elections--United States--States--History.Order Image