Hamilton Fish letters, 1873.


Fish, Hamilton, 1808-1893. Hamilton Fish letters, 1873.

Hamilton Fish letters, 1873.

Typed copies of four letters (July-Sept. 1873) between Secretary of State Hamilton Fish, Jay Cooke, President Ulysses S. Grant, and M. L. Miller (New York) concerning Miller's attempt to gain special privileges for 40,000 Russian Mennonites who wanted to settle in Minnesota and Dakota Territory. The pacifist Mennonites were forced out of Russia, when they lost their exemption from military service. A petition (Aug. 8) states the Mennonite position on military and jury service, and Fish's reply indicates that the United States would not guarantee their request for exemption from military service.

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