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Dated Milwaukee, January 19, 1866, to an unknown correspondent, enclosing "the Ryan address, so called,....an accurate expression of the views of all that class of men called 'Copperhead'", and condemning it as "entitled to an immortality of infamy in a Wisconsin history of the (civil) war. If you publish any of my speeches, please correct the errors of the printer or myself; taking such liberty with the text as you please, so (as long as) you don't make me a 'Copperhead'. Please say, if you publish anything of mine - that up to the firing upon Ft. Sumpter, I had been of the strictest sect of democrats; that I had supported Buchanan, & in the presidential canvass which resulted in Mr. Lincoln's election, had taken an active post on the stump as a Douglas man - But that when the war came, I made the first public speech in the state in favor of a vigorous war for the constitution; and that I never faltered in that course until Lee & Johnson (sic) surrendered; & our own flag floated in supremacy unquestioned from the Lakes to the Gulf, from the Atlantic to the Pacific ocean." Carpenter (1824-1881) became a senator from Wisconsin from 1869-1875 and again from 1879-1881. Edward George Ryan was a prominent democrat; he made his "infamous" address, critical of Lincoln's prosecution of the war, at the state democratic convention of 1862. Mounting stains along the left edge; tape repairs along both horizontal folds. In Good condition.
Title: Autograph Letter, Signed.
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: [copperheads,civilwar]carpenter,matthewh.hale.90