|NaN.||Gen. Brig. Isaac Ingalls Stevens ( 1818-62), former governor of Washington Territory, served under Thomas W. Sherman at Port Royal. On March 22, Chase asked Edwin M. Stanton to "give an Order for sending Ninety (90) Mules and Ten (10) horses to Port Royal, immediately, to be placed at the disposal of the Special Agent." Stanton, through Assistant Secretary of War Peter H. Watson, responded that he lacked the authority and suggested that Chase purchase the animals with Treasury Department funds supplied by "proceeds of the cotton received from Port Royal." Chase to Stanton, Mar. 22, 1862 (Letters Recd. by Sec. of War, Recs. of Office of Secretary of War, Nat. Arch.); DAB, 17:612-14; Rose, Rehearsal, 66; Watson to Chase, Mar. 25, 1862 ( Port Royal Corres., Recs. of Civil War Special Agencies, Nat. Arch.).|
|NaN.||Pierce's report of February 3. See Chase to Pierce, February 19, 1862 (above).|
|NaN.||Elliot ( 1788- 1863) was a former South Carolina legislator and author best known, perhaps, for his Carolina Sports, by Land and Water; Including Incidents of Devil-Fishing, &c. ( Charleston, 1846). "Reynolds" may have been Edward B. Reynolds (b. 1829). DAB, 6:101; Theodore Rosengarten, Tombee: Portrait of a Cotton Planter ( New York, 1986), 574.|
|NaN.||Edmund Rhett ( 1808-63) was a local attorney and planter. Rosengarten, Tombee, 350.|
|NaN.||William Washington Fripp ( 1825-79), a major local landowner; William Hazard Wigg Barnwell ( 1806-63), rector of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Charleston; and Francis T. Capers (b. 1828). Ibid., 344, 358, 671; Guion Griffis Johnson, A Social History of the Sea Islands ( Chapel Hill, 1930), 42.|
|NaN.||Apparently John Joyner Smith (b. 1790) and John Fripp Sr Chaplin. ( 1801-76). Rosengarten, Tombee, 720, 723; South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine 23 ( 1922): 168.|
|NaN.||Richard Fuller, a Baptist minister living in Baltimore, visited Chase in Washington on March 13 and inquired about the legal status of his land and slaves. Chase responded that the slaves were free, adding that "for one, I should never consent to the involuntary reduction to Slavery of one of the negroes who had been in the service of the Government." Chase Papers, 1:331.|
|NaN.||Frederic Augustus Eustis ( 1816-71), a native of New England, had purchased a plantation on Ladies Island that belonged to the estate of his deceased stepmother, Patience Izard Eustis. New England Historical and Genealogical Register 32 ( 1878): 223.|
|NaN.||John C. Smith presided over Washington's Fourth Presbyterian Church. Thomas Whitridge was a prominent Baltimore shipping merchant. Baltimore: Its History and its People, 3 vols. ( New York, 1912), 2:277; Wash. Dir. ( 1862), 255.|
Autograph letter. Clara H. Mellen Papers, Bowdoin College (micro 19:0987).
Washn. Mar. 26, 1862
My dear Mr. Mellen,
I am not fond of political metaphysics. The Article in the Evg. Post which you send me suits me well enough.1 While I think that the Govt.