Slidell, John, 1793-1871

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American lawyer and politician.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to T.H. Herbert, Esq., 1856 12 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270664032

Slidell was a Louisiana lawyer and politician who served in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, and as Confederate agent to France whose capture sparked the Trent affair.

From the description of Legal answer, 1800s. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 122558030

American politician and diplomat.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to M.A. Vattemare, [18]62 Mar. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270663616

From the description of Autograph letter signed : House of Representatives, to General Andrew Jackson, 1844 Feb. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270662683

John Slidell was a Louisiana politician, lawyer, and businessman. A native of New York, he graduated from Columbia University and worked in the mercantile business in New York City before relocating to New Orleans, La., where he practiced law and served as district attorney of the city. Elected to the United States House in 1842 as a Democrat, Slidell was appointed as minister plenipotentiary to Mexico by President James Polk. Slidell was elected to the Senate in 1853 and cast his lot with other pro-Southern congressmen to repeal the Missouri Compromise, acquire Cuba, and admit Kansas to the Union. During the U.S. Civil War Slidell represented the Confederacy to France and was one of two Confederate diplomats involved in the Trent Affair. After the Civil War Slidell moved to Paris, France. He died in England on the Isle of Wight.

From the description of John Slidell letters and miscellany, 1844-1861. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 318102272

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creatorOf Slidell, John, 1793-1871. Autograph letter signed : Paris, to M.A. Vattemare, [18]62 Mar. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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creatorOf Slidell, John, 1793-1871. Autograph letter signed : Washington, to T.H. Herbert, Esq., 1856 12 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Slidell, John, 1793-1871. John Slidell letters and miscellany, 1844-1861. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
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creatorOf Slidell, John, 1793-1871. Letter to Peter G. Washington [manuscript] 1854 Dec. 20. University of Virginia. Library
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Louisiana
United States
Louisiana
Cuba
New Orleans (La.)
Mexico
Subject
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Annexation (International law)--History--19th century
Courts-martial and courts of inquiry
Missouri compromise
Slavery--Extension to the territories
Presidents--Election--1856
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Legislators--United States
Surveyors--Louisiana
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Death 1871-07-29

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