From Missouri, Carl Schurz writes to his wife of his success in winning German-born voters to the Republican side
Carl Schurz was campaigning on behalf of Abraham Lincoln in Illinois and Missouri. He had met with Lincoln and spoke at Springfield on July 24, 1860 and was in Missouri preparing for another speech there. He was targeting fellow German-born voters with speeches in their native language. He told his wife, "I have been in all respects highly successful. The Germans are coming to our side by hundreds and thousands." (By John Osborne)
Carl Schurz to Mrs. Schurz, July 29, 1860, in Carl Schurz and Frederic Bancroft, Speeches, Correspondence and Political Papers of Carl Schurz, Volume 1 (New York: G.P. Putnam's, 1913), 121.