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SELECTED LETTERS OF SALMON P. CHASE

From Cassius A Clay .

Private.

JAN. 16, 1861.

MY DEAR CHASE: You have been to Springfield. What are you going to do - to accept the secretaryship of the treasury? I should have been glad to have seen you premier, but will consider it a gain to the party to have you in the Cabinet at all events. What is to become of me? as Webster said, where am I to go! go? For twenty years I have been in exile for principle's sake! now when those to whose magnanimity I trusted my all, have come into power, they propose to ignore me! such is the report! Will L give me the war department or not, think you? What ought I to do?
The border states will be true to the Union - provided only the Union is true to itself! I have heretofore forbidden my friends to say anything in my behalf to L. now ought I to change my policy, and ask their kind words in my behalf?
In haste, your friend,C. M. CLAY.

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