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Morse, Freeman Harlow, 1807-1891. to Francis Preston Blair

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03209.15 Author/Creator: Morse, Freeman Harlow, 1807-1891. Place Written: Bath, Maine Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 May 1857 Pagination: 2 p. : envelope : free frank ; 25.4 x 20.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Maine Representative Morse expresses approval regarding the establishment of a Republican newspaper in Washington, D.C. to Blair. Recommends as editor George Weston (possibly Augusta, Maine lawyer and author George Melville Weston) to Blair, who formerly served as editor of the Washington, D.C. newspaper The Globe. Informs Blair that Weston was the editor of a democratic state paper (The Augusta Age) in Maine.

People: Morse, Freeman Harlow, 1807-1891
Blair, Francis Preston, 1791-1876
Weston, George Melville, 1816-1887

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Republican PartyJournalismWashington, D.C.Letter of Introduction or RecommendationPolitics

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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