Letter from Puget Sound

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Title

Letter from Puget Sound

Subject

Separatist movements

Description

Unionism in the North - The correspondent asserts near unanimity in Washington Territory against secession or a Pacific Republic, while also noting the territorial District Attorney had resigned to fight for the South.

Politics of Washington Territory - The correspondent thinks former Governor and incumbent Territorial Delegate Isaac Stevens will likely be renominated as a Democrat [he was not] but acknowledges that many people think Stevens neglected his duties as delegate during the Presidential campaign. Stevens worked to get former Oregon Governor and current Senator Joe Lane or anyone else nominated by the Democratic Party, other than Douglas, and when that effort failed, he served as the campaign chairman of the Breckenridge/Lane ticket advanced by the anti-Douglas Democrats. (See Richards, Isaac I. Stevens - Young Man in a Hurry, pp. 345-357 (1979). It is no wonder that he lost the support of many Democrats.)

Abstract

In a series of short news and opinion items, a Puget Sound correspondent informs San Francisco readers about Washington Territorial politics. He asserts near unanimity in Washington Territory against secession or a Pacific Republic. He thinks former Governor and incumbent Territorial Delegate Isaac Stevens will likely be renominated as a Democrat, but acknowledges that many people think Stevens neglected his duties as delegate during the Presidential campaign.

Creator

"From an Occasional Correspondent", Dymas

Source

Daily Evening Bulletin

Publisher

San Francisco, CA: J.W. Simonton; G.K. Fitch; J. Nesbit; C.J. Bartlett

Date Created

1861-03-10

Date Issued

1861-03-27

References

Stevens, Isaac Ingalls, 1818-1862

Medium

Web

Type

newspaper

Bibliographic Citation

Vol. 11, No. 143, p. 2, col. B

Spatial Coverage

Washington Territory

Temporal Coverage

1861-03-10

Provenance

Gale Group Database of 19 Century U.S. Newspapers, accessible through the King County Library System.

URL

infotrac.galegroup.com.ezproxy.kcls.org

Start Page

2

End Page

2

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