Letters from Henry Maxwell to Eli Slifer

Letters from Henry Maxwell to Eli Slifer
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Henry D. Maxwell writes sixteen letters to Eli Slifer, Secretary of the Commonwealth during the Civil War, regarding the following topics: Maxwell's application for the directorship of the mint, recruitment and funding for the army, potential candidates for vacant positions in the military, committee meetings, as ladies' aid societies, as well as personnel requests. "My objection to Lynn is his inherent constitutional double facedness, talking patriotically with one set and the reverse with another... these are the most dangerous men we have," as Maxwell notes. Transcripts included. 

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MC 2003.4, B7, F7
Gift of Edwin G. Dill