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24. Lincoln to Joseph A. Wright on Wright's prospects in Congressional race

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Title

24. Lincoln to Joseph A. Wright on Wright's prospects in Congressional race

Description

Letter from Abraham Lincoln to Joseph A. Wright regarding Wright's prospects in an United States Congressional race in western Indiana. July 31, 1862. Wright, a former Indiana governor, was at the time filling a vacancy in the United States Senate created by the expulsion of Indiana's Jesse Bright for disloyalty; Wright chose not to run for office in 1862. Autograph Letter [Signature missing].

Date

1862-07-31

Contributor

Becki Plunkett and Stephen Vincent

Rights

Copyright State Historical Society of Iowa. Information at http://www.iowahistory.org/libraries/services-and-fees/conditions-for-image-reproductions.html

Digital Reproduction Information

Original scanned at 600 dpi w/ sRGB color space.

Repository

State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines

Repository Collection

Special Collections: Abraham Lincoln Collection

Digital item created

9/25/2008

Transcription

Executive Mansion, Washington, July 31, 1862 Hon. Joseph A. Wright My Dear Sir Our mutual friends R.W. Thompson and John P. Usher assure me that they believe you, more certainly than any other man, can carry the Terre Haute [Congressional] District for the Union cause. Please try. The effort shall not go unappreciated, so far as I am concerned.