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On May 6, 1860, ten days before the Republican convention convened in Chicago, Illinois, Ewing wrote to Abraham Lincoln at Springfield, Ill., regarding the fact that the Kansas Republican delegation had been "instructed by the Convention by which they were selected to cast their votes (if they should have any) for Mr. Seward [considered by most a more radical candidate]. . ." Ewing wanted to explain how this happened and why D.W. Wilder, a strong Seward man, was the Leavenworth delegate rather than "Col. Delahay who was understood to be strongly in favor of your nomination."
Creator: Ewing, Thomas, 1829-1896
Date: May 6, 1860
Item Number: 940
Call Number: Thomas Ewing, Jr., Coll. No. 341, Letter Press Book No. 3
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 940
Collections - Manuscript - Ewing, Thomas, Jr.
Date - 1854-1860 - 1860
Government and Politics - Elections
Government and Politics - Federal Government - Presidents - Lincoln, Abraham
Government and Politics - Political Parties - Republican
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Letter
People - Notable Kansans - Wilder, Daniel Webster, 1832-1911
People - Notable People - Lincoln, Abraham
Places - Cities and towns - Leavenworth
Places - Counties - Leavenworth
Places - Other States - Illinois
Thematic Time Period - Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters