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Asks advice on bonds - whether to sell or not - reports that Bishop Whipple interested in Indians and coming to Washington to get system changed. McIlvaine backs him all the way

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KMcI640321

Date

3-21-1864

Keywords

letter, McIlvaine, Chase, bonds

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Cinc. March 21 /64

My dear Mr. Chase

If there be nothing [wrong] or inexpedient in the question, I [deign] to ask your counsel whether considering the [precession] on the 5.20 [brand?]. I had better sell mine + buy the 10.40s. Also whether the interest of the letter will be 5 or 6 percent.

I do not see any thing wrong in the question, but you may + if you say you can not (pg. 3) with propriety answer, I shall be well content.

Yours affectionately

Chas.P.McIlvaine

Hon. S. P. Chase.

Bishop Whipple of [Minnesota], a very good + benevolent man, who has a deep interest in the ? + ? welfare of the Indians in that region, with a very earnest desire to see the present system of fraud + imposition + oppression under [?] thy labour, [remedied], who goes much among them + knows a great deal about them, writes me that he has left here for Washington to make a last effort to get the Indian system reformed. Gov. [Helleck] is (I believe) his brother in law. The east is a [?] + I do not wonder that the Indians revolt + revenge themselves in their own way. If you can do any thing to further the Bp. benevolent support, I believe it would be a good work emphatically.

C.P.M.

Letter to S. P. Chase

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