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Corkran, F. S. (fl. 1864) to Thomas Holliday Hicks

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00451.08 Author/Creator: Corkran, F. S. (fl. 1864) Place Written: Baltimore, Maryland Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 23 August 1864 Pagination: 3 p. : 20.7 x 12.6 cm.

Summary of Content: He takes it for granted that the new state constitution will be ratified and a new governor will be elected, but doubts that the new governor will be as good as Hicks was. In Annapolis last winter spoke with Judge Bowie of Montgomery County, one of the judges of the Court of Appeals. Others support Judge Bond, but he cannot forget Bond said he was for secession during the controversial discussion of slavery at the Methodist Conference in Staunton, Virginia, in 1861. He promises Baltimore County for Bowie. Marked confidential. From 1862 to 1865 Hicks was a United States Senator from Maryland. He had been governor of that state from 1858 until 1862.

People: Corkran, J.S., fl. 1864

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: State ConstitutionReligionCivil WarPoliticsGovernment and CivicsJudiciarySecessionSlaveryAfrican American HistoryElection

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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