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Cameron, Simon (1799-1889) Letters from Simon Cameron to Robert G. White [Decimalized .01-.17]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05891 Author/Creator: Cameron, Simon (1799-1889) Place Written: Various Type: Header Record Date: 1854-1874 Pagination: 17 items

Seventeen letters from Simon Cameron to Robert G. White. Most of the letters concern Cameron's campaigns for various offices and his political maneuverings and use of influence. Cameron was a Senator from Pennsylvania and President Lincoln's Secretary of War in 1861. Thanks to his wealth and connections he was power broker in national and Pennsylvania politics throughout his life. Robert Gray White was a district court judge in Pennsylvania, and was Cameron's friend and political ally.

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