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Trumbull, Lyman (1813-1896) to Thurlow Weed

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02467.27 Author/Creator: Trumbull, Lyman (1813-1896) Place Written: Lakeville, Connecticut Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 August 1859 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 24.9 x 19.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Senator Trumbull writes to Weed, a political figure from New York. Relates that he will soon travel to Washington, D.C. to look into publications issued by the Republican committee, "& when these shall need funds to meet liabilities which have been incurred." Reports that E. Dodd (possibly United States Representative Edward Dodd) instructed Trumbull to call on Weed "as funds were receded, to the extent of two thousand dollars." Requests funds, and instructs Weed to write to him at the Astor House in New York City.

Background Information: Trumbull was a United States Senator from Illinois 1855-1872.

People: Trumbull, Lyman, 1813-1896
Weed, Thurlow, 1797-1882
Dodd, Edward, 1805-1891

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Government and CivicsPoliticsCongressRepublican PartyPrintingFinanceElection

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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