The Salmon P. Chase Papers - Vol. 3

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TO JOSEPH H. GEIGER
Letterpress copy of autograph letter. Chase Papers, Historical Society of Pennsylvania.Private Washington, Nov. 12, 1862.My dear General,1I fancy Horton's dislike dates back to that period when all you old whigs thought I was exceedingly wicked to be elected Senator by the joint votes of the Old Line and Free soil Democrats.2It seemed to me that he was pretty thoroughly cured of it during our canvasses in Ohio. At all events I always liked him, and was never disposed to grumble because he has sometimes differed from me. In fact I find it very hard to nurse wrath against any body. If I know myself I am a pretty true friend but a very poor hater.You know he supported me honorably at Chicago and, unless perhaps the first time I was a Candidate, for Governor--also for Senator.As to the recent triumph of the Conservative--Union--War & Anti War--in fact all sorts of a--party--I count it of very little consequence. If we are decently wise we shall profit by the lesson it teaches so well as to push this war to a successful conclusion as rapidly as possible and take care not leave the seeds of a new rebellion in the form of slavery in the Cotton StatesIf we do this, the Republican Party properly officer and led is sure of victory. It will help a good deal if we take boldly the name of Democratic Republican & say above-board that we are Democratic & are Republican & that our party is made up of Douglas Democrats who mean to stand by principles & Republicans who believe in the doctrines of Justice and Progress. Such a party might be made invincible.I am sorry to see that you think there is some possibility of putting off the election of Senator, and trust your apprehension will not be realized. Some have asked me to allow my name to be used. My reply to all has been not against Wade, nor indeed as a candidate at all[.] Wade's election seems to me best for all concerned. Should it turn out however that his election cannot be effected & should it be the ascertained wish of a majority of our friends that I should take the place, I should not feel at liberty to decline.I have written Wade to this effect & we understand each other I believe perfectly.3Yours Cordially & Confidentially S P CHASE Gen Geiger
1. Also among Chase's papers at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania is a fair copy of this letter made by Jacob Schuckers (micro 23:0783). Geiger, of Columbus, Ohio, had been appointed clerk of the U.S. circuit court in June. The origins of his military title are

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