|NaN.||Hamilton, a Union County, Ohio, attorney and former state legislator, was appointed assessor of Ohio's eighth congressional district in 1862. B io. Dir. U.S. Cong., 1120.|
|NaN.||Hamilton's letter of November 12 complained about Frémont's removal. "The people believe that he is the victim of a most villianous persecution," Hamilton reported. Hamilton to Chase, Nov. 12, 1861 ( Chase Papers, L.C.).|
|NaN.||Lorenzo Thomas's report of his and Cameron's visit to Missouri, dated October 21, quickly drew public notice. New York Tribune, Oct. 30, 1861; OR, ser. 1, v. 3:540-49.|
Copy in clerk's hand. John J. Cisco Papers (Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection), Library of Congress (micro 18:0519).
New York, Decr. 16th. 1861
My Dear Sir:
The feverish excitement on the part of certain Bank Officers which existed here last week I find on my return this morning greatly increased and extended by the foreign news by the Europa.1 There has been today an informal meeting of the representatives of fourteen Banks, who have insisted upon a call for a general meeting tomorrow morning; and I understand it has been called.2 The object of these parties--whose conduct is that of men bereft of their senses--is to force a suspension of specie payments and from present appearances, they will probably succeed.
Stocks have experienced a heavy decline. Exchange on London has been sold at 110 ½@111 for settlement on Wednesday in the currency of