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Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
This handwritten letter, dated September 8, 1862, is from Salmon P. Chase to Elliot C. Cowden as a response to Cowden's letter to Chase on September 2. Chase informs Cowden that Mr. John Mack's appointment was made by the President on the recommendation of "some of the best the citizens of New York" and is not under the purview of the Secretary of the Treasury. Chase goes on to encourage that perhaps experience will "prove the selection not so injudicious as you think it now." A Treasury Department envelope postmarked Washington, D. C. Sep. 9, 1862 and addressed to Elliot C. Cowdin, Esq. in New York is included with the letter.
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Letter, Salmon P. Chase to Elliot C. Cowden, September 2, 1862, Original Manuscript Collection, Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.