Letter from Henry Wise to Unknown Recipient

Letter from Henry Wise to Unknown Recipient
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June 13, 1859

Governor of Virginia Henry Alexander Wise comments on various national political issues and on the 1860 presidential election. Wise tells his correspondent that "I hope you will deal hardly by the Softs and expose their connection at Cincinnati in 1856 with the fire-eaters." Cincinnati was the location of the 1856 Democratic National Convention. In addition, Wise comments on the viability of President James Buchanan in the 1860 presidential election. "You may well be satisfied [Buchanan] is no candidate, and that he cannot make one of a bobb!," as Wise explains.

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Gift of Boyd Lee Spahr