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Collection Reference Number GLC00965
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1848 
Title Abraham Lincoln to David B. Campbell about Lincoln's stance on the Mexican War
Date 27 June 1848
Author Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Recipient Campbell, David B.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Replies to Illinois Attorney General Campbell and discusses his unpopular stand on the Mexican War. Mentions a speech on internal improvements and another in support of Zachary Taylor that would constitute the close of his Congressional career. Lincoln's speeches mentioned herein were delivered on 20 June (internal improvements) and 27 July 1848 (Zachary Taylor). Written on ruled stationery with docket by Lincoln.
Subjects Mexican War  Latin and South America  Westward Expansion  Military History  Politics  Congress  Infrastructure  Election  Global History and Civics  
People Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  Campbell, David B. (fl. 1848)  Taylor, Zachary (1784-1850)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme The Presidency; Government & Politics; The Mexican War; Westward Expansion; Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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