|So Chase dated the letter, but his reference to the death of Jesse Lee Reno "yesterday" requires a date of September 15, confirmed by his journal entry for that day. The Cincinnati Historical Society holds a copy of this letter in Jacob Schuckers's handwriting. It appears at micro 22:0765 and, like the letterpress copy, is dated September 12. Chase Papers, 1:1388.|
|The new tariff had become law on July 14. Statutes at Large, 12:543-61.|
|According to Greeley, the contract related to "mechanical work" in the U.S. appraiser's stores and entailed "extensive patronage and influence." Greeley had previously expressed concern that the new tariff might affect the low bidder's profitability. Chase's informant was apparently Maunsell B. Field, who served at this time as deputy assistant treasurer at New York. Chase to Greeley, Sept. 7, 1862 ( Greeley Papers, Rare Books and Mss. Div., New York Public Lib., Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations); Greeley to Chase, Aug. 8, 1862 ( Chase Papers, Hist. Soc. of Pa.)|
|Lincoln's General War Order No. 1, issued on January 27, 1862, and Special War Order No. 1, issued January 31, had called for general movement of U.S. land and naval forces and for George B. McClellan to begin advancing toward Manassas, Va., by February 22. Basler, Collected Works, 5:111-12, 115.|
|Chase discussed the trip to Hampton Roads, Va., in correspondence to his daughter Janet, May 7, 8, and 11, 1862 (above) and in his journal under the same dates ( Chase Papers, 1:336-44).|
|Maj. Gen. Jesse Lee Reno died at the battle of South Mountain, September 14. According to the New York Tribune, he "was killed while reconnoitering in the woods to the left of our batteries. A Rebel sharpshooter shot him dead instantly." Long, Civil War Day by Day, 266; OR, ser. 1, v. 19, pt. 2:289; New York Tribune, Sept. 16, 1862.|
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Publication information: Book title: The Salmon P. Chase Papers. Volume: 3. Contributors: John Niven - Editor, James P. McClure - AssociateEditor, Leigh Johnsen - AssociateEditor, Salmon Chase - Author. Publisher: Kent State University Press. Place of publication: Kent, OH. Publication year: 1993. Page number: 268.
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