Governor William Pickering, Letter Fragment, probably to Arthur Denny, 1865

Title

Governor William Pickering, Letter Fragment, probably to Arthur Denny, 1865

Subject

Politics and government

Description

“I honestly…believe that…the time has come when the Union party ought to express their opinions of Dr. Henry.”

Dr. Anson G. Henry (1804-1865) was a close friend of Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, IL, and and served as personal physician to the Lincoln family. The president appointed him to several patronage positions including Surveyor General of Washington Territory. The outspoken doctor’s strong opinions and his influence with the president made him a controversial figure.
(Source: Richard W. Etulain, "Lincoln and Oregon Country Politics in the Civil War Era")

Abstract

Governor Pickering expresses his dislike of Dr. Anson Henry’s political activities in Olympia and Washington Territory. Pickering suggests that his own Union party supporters sign a petition to President Lincoln and others to keep Henry out of territorial office, if not the territory itself.

Creator

Pickering, William T., 1798-1873

Source

Arthur A. Denny Correspondence, MOHAI Manuscript Collection

Publisher

Unknown

Date Created

1865?

Contributor

Sophie Frye Bass

References

Henry, Anson, 1804-1865

Medium

Manuscript

Type

letter

Bibliographic Citation

Sophie Frye Bass Collection, Museum of History & Industry Manuscript Collection, Box 27, Folder 573

Spatial Coverage

Olympia; Thurston

Temporal Coverage

1865-01? – 1865-04?

Provenance

Sophie Frye Bass Library, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle, WA

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