Papers, 1858-1876.


Henry, Alexander, 1823-1883. Papers, 1858-1876.

Papers, 1858-1876.

Most of the correspondence reflects the impact of the Civil War and concerns the defense of the city and the state: the recruiting of troops, the draft, the Philadelphia Bounty Fund, the use of "colored" troops raised in Philadelphia, and relations with the federal government and the military. Telegrams of Governor Andrew G. Curtin chronicle the advance of Lee into Pennsylvania. Several items, including Secretary of State William H. Seward telegrams, concern a rumored plot to burn Northern cities. Other letters concern security investigations, police and crime matters, and aid for persons in need.

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