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Moses Odell, influential New York Democrat and friend of Abraham Lincoln, dies of cancer in Brooklyn.

Moses Fowler Odell, detail

Moses Fowler Odell was a prominent Democratic member of the Thirty-Seventh and Thirty-Eighth Congresses during the Civil War, representing the second and third districts of New York.  He sat on both the Joint Committee of the Conduct of the War and the Military Affairs Committee, bodies that Republicans dominated.  He became a warm friend to President Lincoln during that time. Following the war, he was appointed to the Port of New York but died of cancer the year after.  He was forty-eight years old. (By John Osborne)  

Source Citation: 

"Odell, Hon. Moses F.," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 567.