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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Reply to Caleb Smith re: meeting with John Ross (Chief of Cherokee)

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01233.01 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph endorsement signed Date: 1862/09/11 Pagination: 1 p. + docket 25 x 20 cm Order a Copy

Endorsement on blank leaf of Caleb Smith's letter. Smith's letter was written on Interior Department Stationery, agreeing to meet with Cherokee chief Ross.

Basler, Roy P. The Collected Works Of Abraham Lincoln. (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1953), Vol. V 1861 - 1862,
p. 415 - 416.

Department Of the Interior,
Washington, Sept. 11, 1862
To the President
John Ross Chief of the Cherokee Indians desires to see you to explain the condition of matters in the Indian country. I hope it will suit your convenience to afford him an interview.
Very respy,
Caleb B. Smith


I will see Mr. Ross at 9. A.M. to-morrow, if he calls.
A. Lincoln Sept. 11, 1862.

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