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Alexander Galt to Amy Galt, Washington DC, December 5, 1861

United States Capitol, progress on construction of the dome, Washington, DC, 1858
Seemingly hostile press opinion and diplomatic action in the United States had caused real uneasiness in Canada as to the intent of their neighbor. Canadian politician Alexander Tilloch Galt was on a fact-finding mission to Washington where he met President Lincoln and others. In this letter to his wife, he described the appearance and mood of the capital city and its leading figures. (By John Osborne)

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