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Copy of letter from William Darrah Kelley, Washington, [D. C.], to James Miller M'Kim, May 1st, '64

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Title:
Copy of letter from William Darrah Kelley, Washington, [D. C.], to James Miller M'Kim, May 1st, '64
Description:
William D. Kelley writes James Miller M'Kim recounting a meeting he had with the President and Anna E. Dickinson concerning the "attention Louisiana affairs were attracting", and states that he requested of Lincoln that he "give us as much information upon the subject as his leisure would permit and the public interest justify". Kelley reports that President Lincoln was most accommodating in this respect, and provided them with letters documenting General Banks' overview of Congressional elections in Louisiana. Kelley asserts his faith in Lincoln's promises to ensure Louisiana's status as a free state, and expresses his belief that Lincoln is "the wisest radical of us all".
Author:
Kelley, William D. (William Darrah), 1814-1890
Addressee:
M'Kim, J. Miller (James Miller), 1810-1874
Contributor:
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Date:
[May 1, 1864]
Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Manuscripts
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Anti-Slavery Collection
Subjects:
Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century
Abolitionists--United States--19th century--Correspondence
Social reformers--United States--History--19th century
Women abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
Suffrage--United States--History--19th century
African Americans--Suffrage--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--United States
Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
Social reformers--United States
Women abolitionists--United States
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Louisiana
Suffrage--United States
African Americans--Suffrage
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Kelley, William D. (William Darrah), 1814-1890
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Dickinson, Anna E. (Anna Elizabeth), 1842-1932
Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, 1816-1894
Extent:
1 leaf (3 p.) ; 25.3 x 20.4 cm.
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Notes:
Holograph, signed.
Title devised by cataloger.
Manuscript is a copy of the original letter, per the notation indicated on the letterhead.
Language:
English
Identifier:
4664218
Call #:
MS A.1.2 v.33, p.49A
Barcode:
39999063807158