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Letter from Alexander Ramsey in response to Abner Lewis, a New York judge residing in Winona, Minnesota – August 31, 1863

Filed under: Civil War Daybook — Lori Williamson @ 9:00 am

Letter from Alexander Ramsey in response to Abner Lewis, a New York judge residing in Winona, Minnesota. Lewis was inquiring about appointments of commissioners to oversee the absentee votes of soldiers and Ramsey had recently resigned as Governor of Minnesota in order to take a seat in the U.S. Senate.

St. Paul Aug 31, 1863
My dear Judge
I am just in receipt of your note of the 29th inst.
As Gov Swift has gone to St. Peter and will not return before the close of the week I can not say who he has determined to appoint to receive the votes: though I understood him to say that these were my applications and that he had agreed upon certain news, but he did not mention who they were.
As I leave for the North I will [inclose] him your letter.
Very respectfully yours
Alex. Ramsey


Citation:  August 31, 1863, Letter from Alexander Ramsey to Abner Lewis. Letters received from Alexander Ramsey and Henry A. Swift, 1863. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2816]

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