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[Letter] 1860 July 15, Washington D.C., [to] J. Mason Campbell / John C. Breckinridge.

Title: [Letter] 1860 July 15, Washington D.C., [to] J. Mason Campbell / John C. Breckinridge.
Personal Author: Breckinridge, John Cabell, 1821 - 1875.
Date: 1860 July 15.
Extent: [1] leaf.
Dimensions: 20 x 13 cm.
General Note: The letter may have been tucked inside a book at some point; the recto bears the impression of a faded portrait which may have been pressed against its surface. See Breckinridge's biography and a guide to research collections of his papers (http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000789).
Abstract: Breckinridge discusses the possible preference the Chief Justice might have for his Presidential candidacy; he declares that the "confidence of one whose great activities and character I sincerely revere will continue to be among one of the most gratifying recollections of my life." A former Congressman (1851-1855), Breckinridge became an unsuccessful candidate for the Presidency in 1860, after having served as Buchanan's Vice President. He was elected to the Senate in 1861, from which he was expelled for his support of the rebellion; he joined the Confederate Army and later became the Secretary of War in the Confederate cabinet.
Personal Subject: Breckinridge, John Cabell, 1821 - 1875.
Subject: Political campaigns--United States
Presidents--United States--Election.
Recipient: Campbell, James Mason.

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