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Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland) (1808-1873) to Alexander S. Latty

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00216 Author/Creator: Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland) (1808-1873) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 11 February 1854 Pagination: 2 p. ; 22 x 17 cm.

Summary of Content: Comments that he is saddened to hear of Judge Latty's poor health. Talks of local politics and feels that the cities of Williams, Paulding, and Defiance, Ohio will be carried by the Independent Democrats in the fall elections. Remarks that the Whigs will cooperate with the Indepents and Liberals. Suggests the names of some men to write to. Chase refers to Stephen A. Douglas and the Kansas Nebraska Bill in a fragmentary postscript, "Fair chance now of killing the striped snake Douglas has brought into Congress." Addressed to "My dear friend." Recipient identified based upon provenance.

People: Chase, Salmon Portland, 1808-1873
Latty, A. Sankey (Alexander Sankey), 1815-1895
Douglas, Stephen Arnold, 1813-1861

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: African American HistoryPoliticsDemocratic PartyWhigsBleeding KansasCongressSlaveryGovernment and CivicsElection

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