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Well stated arguments as to proposed law exempting clergymen from the draft - or finding a substitute, or paying $200 in lieu of going. Wonders if government willing to risk anger of Irish Catholics or of Protestant Christianity?
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McIlvaine, Charles Pettit, "Letter to Salmon P. Chase" (1863). Charles Pettit McIlvaine Letters. 93.