The letters were written by. References Cox's objection to Seward's proposal to abolish privateering and discusses privateering at length, as well as England's mercantile interests.
Praises Cox's recent speech. Compares Cox's speech to speeches and views of his father, Alexander Hamilton.Suggests the speech be printed and copies sent internationally. Written in a very eloquent manner. The whole letter revolves around rallying support for Cox in which he states his pleasure that Henry Emerson Etheridge, congressman and clerk of the U. House of Representatives supports Cox, and that in a conversation with Rep. John William Menzies, a Unionist from Kentucky, Senator Stephen Mallory (FL-D) and Sen. Crittenden (KY-D), it was discussed that Kentucky Union men and Conservative Democrats would all support Cox freely, presumably in the upcoming Democratic Convention. He speaks out very harshly against Republicans, if they win the next House, predicting... That the despotism of their party will control everything. Predicts that the same clan who represented Kentucky in the last Congress will do so again, says Cox can depend on the whole delegation. Has lots more to say about the Democrats of Ohio, the Union ticket, etc. Says there is a division among Democrats in Indiana on the peace and armistice question. Believes the Conservatives, who are quiet, will take the true ground in Convention & at the same time will avoid dangerous division.
Says he hasn't been to Indianapolis, and is not fully informed on what the tendencies are there. Discusses the upcoming Convention (in Indiana) and invites Cox. Expresses "alarm at the prospect of Republicans having the next House" and hopes such a misfortune to this country will not occur. If not, then predicts Cox will be undefeated.
Emanual Bernard Hart , member of House of Representatives from New York. Apparently Cox is ill and Hart assures him that the Session of Congress is predicted to be brief and will undoubtedly adjourn before the close of the month, consequently Cox's presence isn't expected and even not desired, on account of his ill health. This should leave Cox time to recurpeate and amuse himself in Mentone, Ohio, which Cox has described so graphically as being a panacea for health and comfort, tempting Hart to take his own vacation. Refers to correspondence from Edgar Welles, Chief Clerk of the U.
Of the Navy, informing Hart that midshipmen vacancies won't be occuring in Cox's district until the following year, so there will be ample time when you return. Comments on General Ulysses S. Grant, saying he'll have to submit to radical rule and direction, and calls him an acknowledged fizzle.
Assues Cox that nothing of political value is going on at the moment, while Cox is away. Hill , a member of the House of Representatives. Short but angry letter about papers arriving to replace one political appointee with another.Says it was an underhanded thing to do, "gotten up in the dark, " and signed by persons not even connected with the Office. Wants Cox to examine the petition and let him know who these "Dark Lantern men" are who signed it. Dirty, lousy set of Abolitionists. Apparently two petitions exist now, one to have the person continued, and another to have him removed, both signed by the same set of men. Hill doesn't know who these men are, and he wants a full list and a rapid reply, along with any applicable documents that Cox might possess.
Refers to a Republican Secret Society intent on beating everyone who isn't a Republican in the Spring, and Cox in the Fall. Hutchinson , General Ticket Agent at Columbus, Ohio for the Pittsburgh, Columbus & Cincinnati Railroad, and also a member of Congress. Hubbard in a short real estate discussion about the sale price of Samuel Cox's house. Has lots to say about Civil War Regimental post sutlers who charged the Civil War soldiers "exorbitant rates". Post Sutlers were under the protection of the military officers, who got a percentage of the high prices the sutlers were charging.
He lamented the fact that the soldiers, who were already giving their all, were not only on the losing end of the post sutler arrangements, but the officers were given a percentage by the sutlers, therefore pitting them and their best interests against those of their own men. Post sutlers argued their rates reflected the risks involved and damage of confiscation. Hutchinson, who is also a member of Congress is writing to Cox to rally legislative support, because he wants tighter regulations, fixing the rate of profits to be allowed.
The author is in some prestigious political position. He is criticizing Cox for not appreciating the political assignments and other favors he's done for Cox thus far.Cox apparently gave a speech, parts of which the writer quotes and takes great offense at. Says he never encouraged Cox to run for Alderman and isn't responsible for his coming on here. " Says Cox sought his help "in the midst of my canons cannons? (presumably meaning while the author was busy fighting a war), a thoughtless thing to do that Cox apparently later apologized for.
Says Cox knew that the author could only get one political appointment, yet asked, and the author managed to arrange it for Cox, while assigning the original person somewhere else. Bullock would not help me... You never asked a favor I did not grant, in my power to grant.
Refers to the tone of the speech, acknowledges that Cox can say what he likes, but reminds Cox that Cox is misrepresenting himself. Cox is a Candidate for a Clerkship of Committee, but since stenography is a pre-requisite for the job, Cox shouldn't blame the author if he doesn't get the job. "What can I do more than I have, " he writes.
You saw me broken down here by pretended friends. The signature is a scrawl... I don't know who wrote the letter, but obviously a person of power who was angry with Cox.
Cox valued the letter enough to have kept it. One is dated 1869 and another one, the reprimand by the unknown politician, has no date, but makes reference to a particular speech just made by Cox, which infuriated the author of the letter, so could eventually be dated that way. Also included is a book belonging to Samuel S Cox and signed by him in two places. The book is VOLUME 1 of "Adam Buff, and other Men of Character, " by Douglas Jerrold. Published in Philadelphia by Lea and Blanchard, 1839.
It has 208 pages, no illus. Cox owned the book and his signature is on the flyleaf and title page. The book is in good condition for its' age, but has some issues.
It is a paperbound hardcover with a tattered spine strip, but a solid binding. Even the hinges are still intact although you can see pinpoints of daylight here and there. Besides signing it, Samuel Cox penciled-in short comments at the head of each of the chapters, and in one place, I noticed a paragraph marked off in pencil with half a parenthesis, as though being important to Cox.
And finally, included is a Jan. Cox to Henry Alberts, Dealer in Fine Family Groceries in New York City. CONDITION: The book is unmarked.The paper and cardboard cover has chips to the edges, and chipped and rounded corners. There is evidence of dampstaining to the majority of the pages and some mildew to the inside of the front and back covers and to the flyleaves and first few and last pages. The pages are tanned with age, but the corners are crisply square. The book is slightly bowed, possibly from being packed disadvantageously through the years.
The letters are all folded in half lengthwise. Some have the last name of the writer written across the margin, presumably by Cox, for filing purposes. Some of the letters have small tears to the creases, but all are in very good condition otherwise. None of the items have any odors.
All have been stored for decades away from light and in a non-smoking environment. As for provenance, these items once belonged to my father.
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