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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00789 Author/Creator: Wilson, Henry (1812-1875) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: circa 1860 Pagination: 2 p. ; 21.7 x 14 cm.

Summary of Content: Wilson, a Republican Senator from Massachusetts, replies to a previous note sent by an unknown recipient. Provides a list of Republicans who might be interested in anti-Democratic Party ideas, including Maine Governor Israel Washburn, Jr. Reports that he has prepared a speech to be presented in Newark, New Jersey to reveal that the Democratic party "is hostile to the interests of the free White Laboring men." Written on Republican Headquarters stationery. 1860 is the date printed on the stationery. Washburn went on to serve as governor of Maine (1861-1863). Possibly a personally penned circular letter.

Background Information: Washburn served as Governor of Maine 1861-1863.

People: Wilson, Henry, 1812-1875
Washburn, Israel, Jr., 1813-1883

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PoliticsDemocratic PartyRepublican PartyCongressElectionVice President

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