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Benjamin F. Wade Correspondence
Wyles SC 281  
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The collection contains three letters relating to Benjamin F. [B. F.] Wade (1800-1878), abolitionist and Whig/Republican Senator from Ohio, 1851-1869. Wade was co-author of the Wade-Davis bill on reconstruction, which was pocket vetoed by President Lincoln, and the subsequent Wade-Davis Manifesto. He often was at odds with Lincoln, who he held responsible for the slow progress of the Union in the Civil War. Wade served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Congresses (1865-1869) and was an unsuccessful Republican candidate for the vice presidential nomination in 1868. After he also lost a bid for re-election to the Senate in 1868, he returned to practicing law and became the attorney for the Northern Pacific Railroad.
.02 linear feet (1 folder)
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