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Correspondence (1849-1854), 120 pieces [series]:
Letters between E.B. Morgan, Whig candidate for Congress in 1850 , and party members including Washington Hunt, General Scott, R.H. Duell and others prominent in both state and national politics, and his brother Christopher Morgan, himself a former Representative. A few letters concerning Morgan's successful fight for election in 1852 .

Interesting letters:

  1. Oct. 16, 1850, Horace Greeley to Morgan. "I feel sure we shall beat this time.... You must help us for land reform in Congress.... I have nothing else to ask."
  2. Oct. 26, 1850, Morgan to a committee composed of Hiram Plumb, James Lester, Nathaniel Vilas, William Kevill, setting forth stand on Fugitive Slave Law - "one of the most cruel and wicked laws ever enacted by a legislative body" - and free soil: "I am decidedly in favor of extending that ordinance [of 1787] over the territories - believing it to be the only safe mode of excluding slavery."
  3. Nov. 7, 1850, William Henry Seward to Morgan, "Our friends still cluster in the Advertiser office and occupy themselves with conjectures to reduce the majorities reported for your adversary and enhance your own."
  4. Nov. 7, 1850 (same date as above), Seward to Morgan. "Our generous and faithful friends resisted the evidences of your defeat to day until the authentic reports from Cortland rendered hope no longer possible."
  5. Nov. 9, 1850, R.H. Duell, of Cortland Village, to Morgan explaining Morgan's defeat in those places where he was behind. Tells of the concentration of the locofocos against him and of the treachery of the Auburn Whigs who helped to defeat him despite the general Whig Victory.
  6. Apr. 9, 1851, Morgan to Governor Washington Hunt concerning a fugitive slave from Maryland.
  7. Jan. 31, 1852, Morgan to Winfield Scott pledging the former's support of the latter should he be nominated for the presidency.