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Horace Greely writes G.T. Hammond to tell him that he (Greely) has no political influence and will not write to government officials or candidates for office. New York, July, 1860.
New York July 2, 1860 My Dear Sir: I have never yet had influence with any Federal Administration, and may have no better with the next than with the last. I never wrote a letter to a President elect nor to a nominee of my party for that post. This is a government of lawyers, and I was not educated to their profession. I will not beg office nor tender unsought advice. I do not think it at all probable that I shall be in a position next year to help any one, and I will not humble myself to ask favors. So I do not think it at all probable that I can help you in any [?]. Horace Greely G.T. Hammond, Esq.
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Greeley, Horace, "Horace Greely letter, New York, N.Y., July 2, 1860." (1860). Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection. 271.
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