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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Zane, Charles S. 'Charles S. Zane (William H. Herndon Interview)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: interview]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
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602. Charles S. Zane (William H. Herndon Interview).

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Chas. S. Zane

Says that Julian of Indiana [1] as well as others in Washington in the last of Feby or the 1st day of Mch 1861. told him that Seward tried his best — brought to

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bear on Lincoln all his tact — skill & power to get Mr Lincoln to modiy — or take out that Expression in his 1st inaugural wherein he L said that he would retake forts &c — L. did not do it.

Sewards friends tried to make L not make Chase one of his Secry's and Chases men tried the same. Much opposition was made against Cameron — all to no purpose.

Lincoln often modified or changed his policy — those policies which acted as means — though he never changed his policy — his purpose of saving the Union — never dodged that —

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 4007

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Zane, Charles S. 'Charles S. Zane (William H. Herndon Interview)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: interview]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon705c.html
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