1. Creator/Author:
  2. Eleven Pennsylvania Congressmen (1)

Letter from Eleven Pennsylvania Congressmen to Abraham Lincoln

Creator:
Eleven Pennsylvania Congressmen
Collection:
Letters to Lincoln
Location:
Washington, D.C.
Date of Original:
1864
Description:
Handwritten letter, 25 cm, headed "Washington June 4th 1864" and signed by eleven congressmen from Pennsylvania: Wm. D. Kelley, J.K. Moorhead, G.W. Scofield, Thaddeus Stevens, H.W. Tracy, James T. Hale, Chas. O'Neill, Leonard Myers, Thos. Williams. J.M. Broomall, and M. Russell Thayer. Recommends Hon. S.P. Williston of Tioga Co., Pa. for the appointment of Chief Justice of the Territory of Montana. Autograph letter signed (ALS).
Transcription:
Washington   June 4th  1864
To the President 
The undersigned representatives from Penna Respectfully recommend for the appointment of Chief Justice of the Territory of Montana Hon S. P. Williston of Tioga Co. Pa. We take pleasure in testifying to the excellent character & qualifications of Mr Williston, as a sound & well read lawyer of the most unimpeachable [?] integrity & honor, an earnest & influential republican, who well deserves the favor of the [?]
We sincerely hope he may be appointed--      Yours &c
Wm D Kelley				James T. Hale
J K Moorhead				Chas O’Neill
G. W. Scofield				Leonard Myers.
Thaddeus Stevens			Th[illegible] Williams.
H W Tracy					J M Broomall
						M. Russell Thayer
Subject:
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Correspondence; Judges--Selection and appointment--United States
Category:
Manuscripts & Documents
Format of Original:
Manuscript
Item ID:
71200908300461
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Digital File ID:
71200908300461
Available for Viewing:
By appointment only