Abraham Lincoln 1864 Report On British Support Confederate Prisoners Civil War
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Abraham Lincoln 1864 Report On British Support Confederate Prisoners Civil War:
Seward: "…permission for an agent of the committee described … to visit the insurgents detained in military prisons of the United States, and to distribute among them seventeen thousand pounds of British gold, is disallowed."(British Support of the Confederacy) Abraham LINCOLN, MESSAGE of the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, communication, In answer to a resolution of the Senate of the 6th instant, information in regard to aid furnished to the rebellion by British subjects. ([Washington, 1864]) 5pp. (with facing blank leaves, pp. [6-8]) 217 x 142 mm. (8 1/2 x 5 7/8 in.). "In answer to the Senate's resolution of yesterday, requesting information in regard to aid furnished to the rebellion by British subjects, I transmit a report from the Secretary of State, and the documents by which it was accompanied. ABRAHAM LINCOLN. Washington, December 7, 1864." Pamphlet prints letters from various locals on the subject including this one from "Lord Wharncliffe to Mr. [Charles Francis] Adams. Wortley Hall, Sheffield, November 12, 1864. Your Excellency: A bazaar has been held in St. George's Hall, Liverpool, to provide a fund for the relief of southern prisoners of war. It has produced a clear sum of about £17,000… Permit me to state that no political end is aimed at by this movement. It has received support from many who were opposed to the political action of the south…" Includes a letter from Seward to Adams (5 Dec. 1864) approving of Adams' course: "You will now inform Lord Wharncliffe that permission for an agent of the committee described by him to visit the insurgents detained in military prisons of the United States, and to distribute among them seventeen thousand pounds of British gold, is disallowed. Here it is expected that your correspondence with Lord Wharncliffe will end. That correspondence will necessarily become public… WILLIAM H. SEWARD."Formerly bound, minor dampstains at lower margin as shown, some mild toning and wear at corners, else bright and clean overall.(EXA 4901)
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