• Prominent Political Connecticut Judge Writes Of Political Winds In 1840

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    CHARLES ANTHONY INGERSOLL (1798-1860) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Ingersoll was a prominent political family.


    1 ½ pp, 7 ¾ x 9 ½, March 16, 1840, Ingersoll writes to an unnamed recipient, possibly Gideon Welles (1802-1878), who was a staunch political organizer and the Hartford postmaster at the time.  The letter is signed with the initials C.A.I. and docketed C.A. Ingersoll.


    In small part, “...A determination exists among our friends to do all that ‘we can do.’ From every part of the country, I hear good accounts and...that we are increasing in political, if not spiritual strength. A few weeks ago, I was fretful that the right spirit would not be around...[but] we shall do it in the high principles – I have no doubt that we shall have two senators in this county and a majority of the Representatives...


    “...The right spirit is now...the steam is now up...in most towns as Hartford and New Haven all the voters cannot put in their votes by 5 o’clock. Our friends therefore had better vote as early as they can...”


    Folds. A couple of small edge slips, else very good.


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