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Letter urging Shepley run for Congress, Portland, 1862

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Sylvanus R. Lyman of Portland, active in Maine Democratic politics, wrote to Col. George F. Shepley, who was then serving as military commandant of New Orleans, to urge him to run for the U.S. Senate.

Lyman wrote that there was discussion of putting Shepley up for governor, but that "we could do far better with your name for Congress." He urged Shepley to repudiate having his name put up for governor.

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  • Title: Letter urging Shepley run for Congress, Portland, 1862
  • Creator: Lyman, Sylvanus R.
  • Creation Date: 1862-05-15
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 19
  • Local Code: Coll. 117, Box 1/3
  • Collection: George F. Shepley Papers
  • Object Type: Text

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