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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) [Lincoln's appointment of Joshua Reed Giddings as Consul General]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01413 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: Washington, D. C. Type: Printed document signed Date: 25 March 1861 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Also signed by William Henry Seward as Secretary of State. President Lincoln appoints former Ohio Representative Giddings to serve as Consul General of the United States for the British North American Provinces. Has a seal on bottom left corner.

People: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872.
Giddings, Joshua Reed, 1795-1864.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Diplomacy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, President Canada

Sub Era: The American Civil War