|1.||Chase met with bankers in New York on November 16, 1861, to negotiate a loan. Hiram Barney to Chase, Nov. 2, 1861, Henry F. Vail to Chase, Nov. 23, 1861 ( Chase Papers, Hist. Soc. of Pa.); Schuckers, Chase, 230.|
|2.||. At the end of August and early in September, Chase joined Stanton in all unsuccessful effort to influence the president to remove McClellan from all active command. For more on the political issue of military leadership, see also correspondence of August 29 through September 4 (below). Chase et al. to Lincoln, [ Sept. 1, 1862 ] ( E. M. Stanton Papers, L.C.); Chase, "Notes on the Union of the Army of the Potomac & the Army of Virginia," [ Sept. 1862 ] ( Chase Papers, Hist. Soc. of Pa.); Chase Papers, 1:366-70, 381.|
|3.||On May 30, 1862. Long, Civil War Day by Day, 218.|
|4.||To this point the letter is in the hand of Treasury clerk Homer Plantz, with some emendations by Chase. The remainder of the draft is in Chase's handwriting with the exception of the postscript, which is in an unidentified hand.|
|5.||That is, the first and second confiscation acts, August 6, 1861, and July 17, 1862. Statutes at Large, 12:319, 589-92.|
Letter in clerk's hand, signed by Wade. Chase Papers, Historical Society of Pennsylvania (micro 22:0087).
Ashtabula Aug. 4th. 1862.
Hon S. P. Chase
I kept no copy of the letter I wrote you in regard to the appointment of Mr Senter,1 but if it expresses the idea that I disapprove Mr Senter's appointment because he opposed my re-election, as your version of it seems to imply, then it strangely and unaccountably failed to express my meaning, nor can I believe such version to be correct. Of course Mr Senter had quite as good a right to oppose my re-election as I had