Bates, Edward (1793-1869) to G. Welles
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02490.01
Author/Creator: Bates, Edward (1793-1869)
Place Written: s.l.
Type: Autograph letter signed
Date: 5 February 1862
Pagination: 1 p. ; 18 x 23 cm.
Summary of Content: The recipient is possibly Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy. Bates, United States Attorney General, asks Welles to return an essay by Mr. Binney (possible Horace Binney) on the suspension of the writ of Habeas Corpus. States ”The work is in great demand, & somebody has hooked my last copy.” Relates that he has been ill for several days.
Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877
Keywords/Subjects: American Statesmen;, Civil War;, Overseas Trade;, Lincoln’s Cabinet;, Law;, Civil Rights;, Habeas Corpus;, Immigration and Migration;, Health and Medical;, US Constitution;
Sub Era: The American Civil War
Background: Binney served as a United States Representative from Philadelphia 1833-1835.
LOC Search Terms: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865., United States--Politics and government., Presidents--United States.Order Image