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Seward, William Henry (1801-1872) to Robert McClelland

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02320.04 Author/Creator: Seward, William Henry (1801-1872) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: circa 1855 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 15.9 x 10 cm.

Summary of Content: Requests a job in the Department of the Interior for "Col Gaszynsk...a Polish gentleman of merit and character."

Background Information: William H. Seward was a Senator from New York, and later Secretary of State. Robert McClelland was the Secretary of the Interior from 1853-1857.

People: Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872
McClelland, Robert, 1807-1880
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Global History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyImmigration and MigrationOffice SeekerPoliticsGovernment and Civics

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