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Mosby, John S. (1833-1916) to: Sam Chapman

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03921.01 Author/Creator: Mosby, John S. (1833-1916) Place Written: S[an] F[rancisco] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: [1897]/07/25 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: plans to travel east in September; view of President Cleveland and Democratic party; and opposition to coinage of silver: "If the people want cheap money give them old Confederate notes."

People: John S. Mosby

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Keywords/Subjects: Confederate General or Leader, President Politics, Democratic Party, Coins and Currency, Civil War, Finance

Sub Era: Populism and Agrarian Discontent