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Abraham Lincoln to Mark W. Delahay

Abraham Lincoln to Mark W. Delahay
Creator: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Date: May 14, 1859
Lincoln regretfully declines an invitation to attend the Osawatomie convention on May 18, 1859, which was to formally organize the Republican Party in Kansas. Lincoln warns against "the temptation to lower the Republican Standard [in whatever platform the convention might adopt] in order to gather recruits. "In my judgment," Lincoln continues, "such a step would be a serious mistake" that "would surrender the object of the Republican organization-- preventing the Spread and Nationalization of Slavery." This two-page, handwritten copy of a letter sent by Abraham Lincoln to Mark Delahay was probably given to the Kansas Historical Society by Delahay's daughter, Mary E. Delahay, in the early 1900s.


Certificate. Legislative Assembly, Territory of Kansas

Certificate. Legislative Assembly, Territory of Kansas
Creator: Kansas. Legislature
Date: January, 1860
According to this document, signed by the speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives, the assembly owes $68 ("mileage and per diem") to Mark W. Delahay for "services rendered" as chief clerk from January 2 to January 18, 1860. It specifies that Delahay is to receive $4 per day for 17 days to repay the debt.


Charles Sumner to "my dear Webb"

Charles Sumner to "my dear Webb"
Creator: Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874
Date: March 24, 1856
Addressed from the "Senate Chamber" in Washington, D.C., this brief note is a letter of introduction for Mark W. Delahay from Charles Sumner, the famed Republican abolitionist senator from Massachusetts. The senator introduces "Col. Delahay" as a "member of Congress elect from the state of Kansas" but the federal government never recognized the elections held under the Topeka Constitution,


James Henry Lane to Mark W. Delahay

James Henry Lane to Mark W. Delahay
Creator: Lane, James Henry, 1814-1866
Date: December 18, 1860
On letterhead from attorneys "Christian & Lane," James H. Lane writes M. W. Delahay a "Strictly confidential" letter of Lane's plan to help John Speer, Lawrence editor and "faithful friend," take control of the "Republican," a newspaper in Lawrence, Kansas Territory. To do so, Lane needs to raise $500, but he believes the political payoff would be worth the effort. Lane feels abolitionist control of the "Republican," "Times" [Leavenworth] and "Record" [Topeka] newspapers would lead to success for the free state cause.


John Milton Hay to Mark W. Delahay

John Milton Hay to Mark W. Delahay
Creator: Hay, John, 1838-1905
Date: July 29, 1862
This letter from John Milton Hay, Abraham Lincoln's private secretary and assistant, to Mark W. Delahay, replying on behalf of the President, is a confidential communication concerning a course of political action.


Lyman Trumbull to M. W. Delahay

Lyman Trumbull to M. W. Delahay
Creator: Trumbull, Lyman , 1813-1896
Date: December 14, 1860
U.S. Senator Lyman Trumbull, an Illinois supporter of Abraham Lincoln's and long-time acquaintance of Delahay, writes from Washington, D.C., to thank Delahay for his efforts in the recent campaign. The senator hopes his friend would be rewarded by his fellow citizens; "It would give me sincere pleasure to see you in the Senate from the new State of Kansas . . ." Trumbull also comments on the secession crisis, the failures of the Buchanan administration, and the absolute necessity for the government to resist the withdrawal of states from the Union.


Mark W. Delahay certificate of appointment

Mark W. Delahay certificate of appointment
Creator: United States. President (1861-1865 : Lincoln)
Date: March 15, 1864
This certificate appoints Mark W. Delahay, Judge of the District Court of the United States for the District of Kansas. The certificate is signed by Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, and William H. Seward, Secretary of State.


Mark W. Delahay certificate of appointment

Mark W. Delahay certificate of appointment
Creator: United States. President (1861-1865 : Lincoln)
Date: April 29, 1861
This certificate appoints Mark W. Delahay, Surveyor General of the United States for the District of Kansas and Nebraska. The certificate is signed by Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, and Caleb B. Smith, Secretary of the Interior.


Mark W. Delahay certificate of appointment

Mark W. Delahay certificate of appointment
Creator: United States. President (1861-1865 : Lincoln)
Date: July 17, 1861
This certificate appoints Mark W. Delahay, Surveyor General of the United States for the District of Kansas and Nebraska. The certificate is signed by Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, and Caleb B. Smith, Secretary of the Interior.


Mark W. Delahay certificate of appointment

Mark W. Delahay certificate of appointment
Creator: United States. President (1861-1865 : Lincoln)
Date: October 6, 1863
This certificate appoints Mark W. Delahay, Judge of the District Court of the United States for the District of Kansas. The certificate is signed by Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, and William H. Seward, Secretary of State.


Mark W. Delahay to Abraham Lincoln

Mark W. Delahay to Abraham Lincoln
Creator: Delahay, Mark William, 1818-1879
Date: November 14, 1859
Mark W. Delahay wrote from Leavenworth City, Kansas Territory, to Abraham Lincoln. Delahay offered his opinions on Lincoln's chances for the Republican nomination for president in 1860. Delahay told Lincoln that he likely could convince Kansas Republicans to support his (Lincoln's) candidacy, especially if Lincoln would agree to visit Kansas Territory during the campaign. The letter is marked "Confidential."


Mark W. Delahay to "My Dear Sir"

Mark W. Delahay to "My Dear Sir"
Creator: Delahay, Mark W. (Mark William), 1818?-1879
Date: December 1, 1860
In response to an inquiry about a presidential appointment, Delahay writes from Leavenworth, Kansas Territory, that it was too soon to bother the president elect with such matters. When the time came, perhaps in April or May, Delahay believes President Lincoln would treat Kansas Territory fairly and might "consult his friends in Kansas and I may be one of them . . . I have been an old friend of Mr. Lincoln and he is a relative of my wife." (This is identified as a "circular letter," so perhaps it was mailed to a number of individuals with similar interests.)


Mark W. Delahay to Samuel N. Wood

Mark W. Delahay to Samuel N. Wood
Creator: Delahay, Mark W. (Mark William), 1818?-1879
Date: November 18, 1859
From Leavenworth, Kansas Territory, Delahay responds to Samuel Wood's November 14th request that Delahay come to "the Grove" [Council Grove] to assist with the election campaign. Delahay is not sure he could make this long trip, since "our court commences" on the first Monday of December, and he expects to be busy with the local campaign. Delahay ends by asking Wood to help secure for him the position of "chief clerk" in the territorial legislature, "the office that I was by base treachery last winter swindled out of . . ."


Robert Crozier to Abraham Lincoln

Robert Crozier to Abraham Lincoln
Creator: Crozier, Robert, 1827-1895
Date: December 05, 1863
This letter from Robert Crozier to Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, presents Crozier's resignation as Attorney of the United States for the Kansas District to become Chief Justice of the Kansas Supreme Court.


Samuel Ryan Curtis to Abraham Lincoln

Samuel Ryan Curtis to Abraham Lincoln
Creator: Curtis, Samuel Ryan, 1805-1866
Date: January 25, 1865
This letter from Samuel Ryan Curtis to Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, recommends Judge Mark W. Delahay for an appointment abroad.


Thomas Alfred Davies to Abraham Lincoln

Thomas Alfred Davies to Abraham Lincoln
Creator: Davies, Thomas Alfred
Date: January 25, 1865
This letter from Thomas Alfred Davies to Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, recommends Judge Mark W. Delahay for an appointment abroad.


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