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Collection Reference Number GLC01989
From Archive Folder Unassociated Civil War Documents 1862 
Title Abraham Lincoln to Salmon Chase regarding his choice for superintendent of the United States Mint at Denver
Date 2 June 1862
Author Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Recipient Chase, Salmon P.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to send in the name of George W. Lane of Indiana as his choice for superintendent of the United States Mint at Denver, Colorado. Written on Executive Mansion stationery. According to Basler (5: 256), Chase opposed Lane's nomination, and Lincoln did not send it to Congress until January 1863. Lane's tenure at the Denver Mint marked the end of private coinage in the United States. Basler, Roy P. The Collected Works Of Abraham Lincoln. (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1953), Vol. V 1861 -1862, p. 256
Subjects President  Government and Civics  Letter of Introduction or Recommendation  US Mint  Coins and Currency  Finance  Economics  
People Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  Chase, Salmon Portland (1808-1873)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme The American Civil War; Banking & Economics; The Presidency
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
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