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The controversial "Pomeroy Circular"advocating Abraham Lincoln's replacement begins to appear

Samuel Clarke Pomeroy, detail
02/05/1864
Senator Samuel Pomeroy of Kansas chaired the National Executive of the Republican Party and a document began to appear in early February in the mails and the newspapers under his signature and that of the other five members of the committee.  It recommended that Salmon P. Chase replace Abraham Lincoln as the Republican Party's nominee in the 1864 election and gave five reasons derogative to Lincoln. Chase offered to resign but Lincoln assured him of his confidence and the controversy quickly died.  (By John Osborne)   
Source Citation: 
Charles P. Roland, An American Iliad: The Story of the Civil War (New York: McGraw Hill, 2002), 187.
"The Pomeroy Circular," Lincoln Lore: Bulletin of the National Lincoln Life Foundation, May 15, 1939, p. 1.

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