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Spinner, Francis Elias (1802-1890) to unknown

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00431.13 Author/Creator: Spinner, Francis Elias (1802-1890) Place Written: Jacksonville, Florida Type: Letter signed Date: 25 November 1890 Pagination: 3 p. ; 22.5 x 14.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses the origins of the design of the flag of the United States. Encloses something showing what he believes the flag should look like now (not present). Reports that he became Treasurer in 1861 and served under Presidents Lincoln, Johnson, and Grant, then resigned in 1875. Mentions a facial cancer that is preventing him from reading and writing. Addressed to "My dear boy."

Background Information: 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.

People: Spinner, Francis Elias, 1802-1890

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Subjects: American FlagPresidentEconomicsFinanceHealth and MedicalGovernment and Civics

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