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Spinner, Francis Elias (1802-1890) to Elias Root

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00431.05 Author/Creator: Spinner, Francis Elias (1802-1890) Place Written: Washington, D. C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 February 1858 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 25 x 20 cm.

Writes confidentially that General Campbell will not be reappointed as Superintendent of Canal Affairs and that a Republican will take his place. Mentions that he is "living on hope here - The Senate has killed the Army bill, one of the Administrations pets, why may not our House have the good luck to Slay the other?" States in postscript that he will be forwarding some financial reports.

Spinner was a United States Representative 1855-1860. He was later appointed by Abraham Lincoln to the post of Treasurer of the United States, 1861-1875.

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