Letters from William Meredith to Eli Slifer

Letters from William Meredith to Eli Slifer
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William Meredith writes sixteen letters to Eli Slifer, Secretary of the Commonwealth during the Civil War, in which he discusses bounty payments to soldiers, a potential bill for consolidating government-funded loans, purchasing the battle ground at Gettysburg for memorial purposes, as well as other Union army affairs. Mr. D. McConoughy has asked about raising "a fund by private participation to purchase the Battle Ground at Gettysburg to be held by a Corporation to be formed by the Legislation, as a memorial of the Victory," as Meredith notes. Transcripts included. 

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MC 2003.4, B7, F23
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