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Won't think about presidency; if the president would use his full influence to grant justice to the blacks (especially N. black loyalties) God's blessing would follow
letter, McIlvaine, Chase, civil rights
Chase, Salmon P., "Letter to C.P. McIlvaine" (1864). Charles Pettit McIlvaine Letters. 270.
Washington June 3, 1864
My dear Bishop,
Your note is just received. I am glad that everything is [?] to your [satisfaction] concerning your [wish to] [?]. May God make it very usefull.
My daughter has abandoned the idea of going unless her husband or I can go with her.
I allow myself no [thoughts?] concerning the Presidency; and have put the subject out of my mind [??] I wrote [this] letter [peculiar to Hill] as soon as possible. It would alarm [??] satisfy me if I thought that was any to [?] of such [?] as Mr. A + you [bother ??]. If I can only succeed in [?] I shall be happy + most thankful.
It is a [?] as [??] [you and] [??] so widely, and so [grand] a [?] in its [?]. If the President would only [?] the full weight of his influence with [?] of [justice[ to the black [?] the black [?] of the South I cannot but think ? God’s [?] would follow.
Rt. Rev. C.P. McIlvaine
June 3. /64