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602. Charles S. Zane (William H. Herndon Interview).


Chas. S. Zane

Says that Julian of Indiana as well as others in Washington in the last of Feby or the 1st day of Mch 1861. told him that Seward tried his best — brought to


bear on Lincoln all his tact — skill & power to get Mr Lincoln to modiy — or take out that Expression in his 1st inaugural wherein he L said that he would retake forts &c — L. did not do it.

Sewards friends tried to make L not make Chase one of his Secry's and Chases men tried the same. Much opposition was made against Cameron — all to no purpose.

Lincoln often modified or changed his policy — those policies which acted as means — though he never changed his policy — his purpose of saving the Union — never dodged that —

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 4007



1. George W. Julian (1817 — 99), a member of Congress from Indiana.