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Muggins, Pete (fl. 1860) to Abraham Lincoln

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08904 Author/Creator: Muggins, Pete (fl. 1860) Place Written: Fillmore, Louisiana Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 November 1860 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Intensely vitriolic letter sent to President Lincoln shortly after his election: "God damn your god damned old Hellfired soul to hell god damn you...Now you God damned old Abolition son of a bitch God damn you..." Attached to a board with a transcription and description dubbing this the "Hot stove" letter.

People: Muggins, Pete, fl. 1860.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: Religion, President, Government and Civics, Politics, Election, African American History, Slavery, Abolition

Sub Era: Age of Jackson The Crisis of the 1850's The Failure of Compromise Slavery & Anti-slavery Lincoln