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Washburn, Israel, Jr. (1813 - 1883) to Francis Preston Blair

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03209.23 Author/Creator: Washburn, Israel, Jr. (1813 - 1883) Place Written: Orono, Maine Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 March 1857 Pagination: 3 p. : envelope : free frank ; 20.3 x 12.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Maine Representative Washburn writes to Blair, former editor of the Washington, D.C. newspaper The Globe. Recommends George M. Weston (possibly Augusta, Maine lawyer and author George Melville Weston) for the editorial position of a Republican newspaper Blair is organizing in Washington, D.C. States that Weston was chief editor of Democratic Maine newspaper The Augusta Age when "Democracy meant something besides slavery."

Background Information: Washburn also states that Weston wrote the book "Poor Whites of the South."

People: Blair, Francis Preston, 1791-1876
Washburn, Israel, Jr., 1813-1883
Weston, George Melville, 1816-1887

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Letter of Introduction or RecommendationJournalismDemocratic PartyRepublican PartySlavery

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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