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Cadwalader, George (d. 1884) to John Sherman

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08647 Author/Creator: Cadwalader, George (d. 1884) Place Written: Sacramento, California Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 30 December 1860 Pagination: 4 p. : docket ; 20.3 x 25.7 cm.

Cadwalader, a Sacramento lawyer, discusses California politics with Sherman, a United State Senator from Ohio. Reports that the California presidential election will be held on the following day, with Lincoln holding a 134 count majority over Stephen A. Douglas. Referring to a different election, reports that James William Denver, a former United States Representative from California, "is the only person who can be elected." Discusses the postponement of an election in California in order to find a Republican associate for Colonel Edward Dickinson Baker, a United States Representative from Oregon. Reports on fantastic silver ore regions in California, and the need for overland mail, railroad, and telegraph. Closes by stating "It will give me great pleasure to be of service to you upon this Coast."

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