The Real Cause of the U.S. Civil War

Robert Hosea to Salmon P. Chase, May, 16, 1860

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energetic and united delegation from our

own state - I say all the delegations with

whom I converse. I met the KY and Pa delegations

this evening at their rooms and had

a free conference in company with Mr Ball

and the first objection to you was that

your own delegation was not evidently in

concert in pressing your claims

I think it quite likely that

Cameron or Lincoln may be the nominee unless

Thurlow Weed outgenerals the whole

of the crowd and crunch Seward through.

Yours in haste

R. Hosea

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