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Letter signed E.A. Hitchcock, New York, to Rev. Dr. Eliot [William G. Eliot], November 15, 1861

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Identifier: D03878

Title: Letter signed E.A. Hitchcock, New York, to Rev. Dr. Eliot [William G. Eliot], November 15, 1861

Description: Explains that he has referred Dr. Eliot to General Halleck, begs that he will call on the General and proffer his aid, saying that doing so would help the great cause of the nation, and says that General Hamilton, the grandson of Alexander Hamilton, is with Halleck.

Transcription:

New York Nov. 15 1861

Rev. D Eliot

Dear Sir

I had a interview with Gen. Halleck last evening, who leaves here this morning (or has left) for the [word unclear].

He asked many questions; and in the end I told him I could refer him to a gentleman in St. Louis whose information and suggestions would be valuable— naming yourself.

I beg, now, that, [two words unclear], you will have the goodness


to call on the general, saying you do so at my request, and proffer your aid, you good word, in the great course of the nation.

I hope to shake hands with you in a few weeks.

With great respect

Yours very truly

E A Hitchcock

P.S. Gen. Hamilton, grand-son of the great Alexander, is with Genl. Halleck


Genl E. A. Hitchcock

Ansd [Answered] Nov. 22.

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1861-11-15

Type(s): Letter

Maker/Creator: Hitchcock, Ethan Allen, 1798-1870

Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Armed Forces

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