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Seward, William Henry (1801-1872) to the New York State Republican Central Committee

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04435 Author/Creator: Seward, William Henry (1801-1872) Place Written: Auburn, New York Type: Letter signed Date: 21 May 1860 Pagination: 4 p. ; 25 x 20.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Addressed to Charles C. Nott, William H. Ball, A. J. Williamsin, C.S. Spencer, and F. W. Shepherd. Thanks the members of the committee for their support. Expresses his disappointment at not receiving the Republican nomination for president but states that he is willing to support the Republican platform and Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin. "I find in the resolutions of the Convention a platform as satisfactory to me as if it had been framed with my own hands, and in the candidates adopted by them, eminent and able Republicans with whom I have cordially cooperated in maintaining the principles embodied in that excellent creed. I cheerfully give them a sincere and earnest support." Seward, former governor of New York, and a U.S. senator from that state, was vehemently anti-slavery. He would serve as Secretary of State under Lincoln from 1861-1865. He narrowly escaped assassination by the Lincoln conspirators.

People: Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872
Nott, Charles Cooper, 1827-1916

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: ElectionPoliticsGovernment and CivicsPresidentRepublican PartyVice President

Sub Era: Lincoln

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