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Mr. Coxe's appt was considered by the president and though he wanted to gratify your wish, members of the cabinet were against it so he decided against the appointment; great anxiety about Charleston, Port Hudson, Vicksburgh and across the water
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McIlvaine, Charles Pettit, "Letter from C.P. McIlvaine to Bishop Chase" (1863). Charles Pettit McIlvaine Letters. 308.