The Salmon P. Chase Papers - Vol. 3

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much greater than the government will feel able to supply. There are many benevolent people in Boston and vicinity who would be glad to contribute articles for that purpose and these also I shall take the liberty to request by a letter addressed to some of them. In doing this, I have taken the advice of Quartermaster Saxton and Col Reynolds.Returning to the first and most important matter of my communication, I desire if your views accord with my own, that a new commission be sent to me which shall correspond with them and put me in a position of equality with other agents of this Department.8 The commission I have, for the reasons given has not yet been exhibited to Col Reynolds. He contemplates a visit to Washington and if he makes it, you will have an opportunity to explain to him personally my mission. You may be assured that there will be no collision of feeling or action if others are as disposed to cooperate with me as I shall be to cooperate with them. I may add that I have had a conference with Gen Sherman who was hospitable to the mission on which I have come.You will pardon me, if the suggestions of this letter are crude. Hereafter I hope to give you more matured convictions, and more accurate information.Yours very respectfully EDWARD L PIERCE.
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury George Harrington. The Henrietta was a revenue cutter. U.S. Department of Transportation, Record of Movements: Vessels of the United States Coast Guard, 1790-Dec. 31, 1933 ( Washington, 1989), 83.
A 2,723-ton sidewheel steamer from New York. William M. Lytle, comp., Merchant Steam Vessels of the United States, 1807-1868 (Mystic, Conn., 1952), 15.
Apparently Lewis Barney. Edward L. Pierce to Chase, Mar. 30, 1862 (below).
Chase to Pierce, Jan. 3, 1862 ( Misc. Letters Sent, Gen. Recs. Treasury Dept., Nat. Arch.).
Bernard K. Lee, Jr., of Boston. The vessel was a sidewheel steamer with its home port at New York. Pierce to Chase, Feb. 3, 1862, in New York Tribune, Feb. 19, 1862; Lytle, Merchant Vessels, 142.
Solomon Peck ( 1800-1874), D.D., who remained on South Carolina's Sea Islands 1862-65, had experience as a pastor and in higher education and was involved with the Baptist missionary movement. Historical Catalogue of Brown University, 1764-1914 (Providence, 1914), 95.
Jacob Merrill Manning ( 1824-82) had served as assistant pastor of Boston's Old South Congregational Church since 1857. Appletons', 4:192.
Chase sent Pierce detailed orders in February, but he is not known to have reissued the commission. Chase to Pierce, Feb. 19, 1862 (below).

TO KATE CHASE

Autograph letter on letterhead stationery. Chase Papers, Historical Society of Pennsylvania (micro 19:0075).

Treasury Department

Jany 20 1862

My darling Kate,

A whole day without a word about my dear children? But I hope for good news this morning, and should be anxious soon to see you, if

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