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Collection Reference Number GLC00687.227
From Archive Folder Papers of George May Powell 
Title J. Condell to George May Powell about not firing an employee and sending someone to the South
Date 21 May 1866
Author Condell, J. (fl. 1866)  
Recipient Powell, George May  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description He wanted to fire Mr. Hawkins but has reconsidered the matter due to insufficient funds to pay him and to the way the community may view the company. He reports that Mr. Hepburn has come from Canada and Mr. Ross should be sent immediately to the South.
Subjects Business and Finance  
People Powell, George May (1835-1905)  
Place written Plainville, Connecticut
Theme Health & Medicine; Science, Technology, Invention; Merchants & Commerce; Industry
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Additional Information Powell was a Lincoln supporter and served as a statistician in the Treasury Department during the Civil War. Active in religious work as a young man, he was the secretary and manager of the Evangelistic Press Association and led a topographical corps through Egypt and North Africa to create Sunday School maps of Palestine and the Holy Land. Powell participated in the American Forestry Commission, the Grange and Patrons of Husbandry, the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, and the National Geographic Society. He was active in Sabbath reform work.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945