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Salmon P. Chase resigns as Secretary of the Treasury

Salmon Portland Chase, Brady-Handy, detail
President Lincoln accepected Secretary of Treasury Salmon P. Chase's resignation after receiving Chase's June 29, 1864 letter. Although Chase had previously sent in his resignation Lincoln did not accept it until his second term as president, when the assistant treasurer of the United States, John H. Cisco, resigned causing a patronage conflict. Chase was later appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court on Decemeber 6, 1864. (By Rebecca Solnit)
Source Citation: 
David Herbert Donald, Lincoln (New York: Touchstone, 1996), 507-508.
"The Lincoln Log," June 29, 1864, The Papers of Abraham Lincoln,


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