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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) to Jesse W. Fell

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06413 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1 March 1848 Pagination: 1 p. : free frank ; 26 x 20.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Short letter announcing the war's end. Predicts that the peace treaty submitted to Congress will be passed. Notes: Basler 1:454-55.

Full Transcript: Washington March 1. 1848
Friend Fell.
Your kind letter of the 7th Feb. enclosing a petition for peace, was received a day or two ago-- I shall present it at the proper ...time--
It now seems to be understood on all hands that the war is over-- that the treaty sent in will be ratified--
I will try to get the time to write you a longer letter soon; but I am really too much hurried to do so now--
Yours as ever--
A. Lincoln
J. W. Fell
Payson
Ills.
[docket:]
A. Lincoln

Jesse W. Fell
Payson
Illinois

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People: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Mexican WarTreatyLatin and South AmericaGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsMilitary HistoryPresidentCongressPeace

Sub Era: Lincoln

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