Charles J. Keim Collection of Ulysses S. Grant, 1858-1908 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
ID: 1/6/MSS 159
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
Predominant Dates: 1864-1868
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Scope and Contents: This collection contains letters and one telegram, chiefly to Isaac N. Morris, lawyer and politician from Quincy, Illinois. Eight of the letters are from Ulysses S. Grant to Morris, who served as an informal adviser to Grant during the 1868 presidential campaign. Includes widely published campaign letter of September 14, 1868, from Grant to Morris, explaining Grant's 1862 General Order No. 11, expelling Jews from his military district. Also includes correspondence with Stephen A. Douglas, Richard Yates and an Abraham Lincoln Autographed Endorsement Signed, dated February 9, 1863, concerning Morris.