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Abraham Lincoln to Samuel Galloway, July 28, 1859

Abraham Lincoln, June 3, 1860, detail
Samuel Galloway was a former Republican congressman from Ohio who had written Abraham Lincoln on July 23, 1859 explaining why he was uncomfortable with the policies of Senator Salmon P. Chase and other anti-slavery men in his state representing "ultra ideas." In his response, Lincoln agreed that he also "regretted" the "repudiation" of Chief Justice Joseph Swan because of his defense of the fugitive slave law in the Oberlin Rescue Case but deflected (for the time being) Galloway's interest in him as a presidential candidate. (By Matthew Pinsker)


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