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This circular letter was issued by Salmon P. Chase just three weeks after Fort Sumpter was fired upon and the Southern coastal blockades were in effect. Abraham first instituted the blockade on 19 April 1861 by proclamation. The broadside is folded with a blank inside and is moderately browned.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
2 May 1861
8 1/16 X 9 15/16 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
paper (fiber product)
verso, inscribed at right: Circular Letter from / Sect Chase to Surveyors
Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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