Salmon Portland Chase, a Cincinnati attorney, was born in 1808 in Cornish, New Hampshire. He was widely regarded for his legal prowess and his writings on the law in Ohio. He would also become one of the most vocal and proactive anti-slavery proponents in the country. His prominence resulted in his election to the U.S. Senate for Ohio in 1849 and as governor of Ohio in 1855.
Chase would pursue a nomination for President in the infant Republican Party in 1860 but failed to gain the nomination, losing to Abraham Lincoln. However, President Lincoln selected Chase as Secretary of the Treasury. Chase would remain as Secretary until 1864, when a widening rift between Chase and President Lincoln resulted in Chase's resignation from the post. Shortly thereafter Lincoln appointed Chase Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, where he served until his death in 1873. Salmon Chase is buried in Cincinnati at Spring Grove Cemetery.
Baringer, William E. (Author)
In: Cincinnati Historical Society Bulletin, Volume 29, No. 2, p. 78-99
Presented to Salmon P. Chase
by the Colored People Of Cincinnati
May 6, 1845
R.B. Pamphlets 326.973 A227
This pamphlet recounts the case of Samuel Watson and the presentation of the silver pitcher to Samuel Chase on May 6, 1845.
Zornow, William Frank (Author)
In: Bulletin of the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio, Volume 9, No. 1, p. 2-32
Court, Susan J. (Author)
In: Cincinnati Historical Society Bulletin, Volume 39, No. 4, p. 250-260
Perzel, Edward S. (Author)
In: Cincinnati Historical Society Bulletin, Volume 23, No. 1, p. 2-18
Kremm, Thomas W. (Author)
In: Cincinnati Historical Society Bulletin, Volume 36, No. 3, p. 193-215
Terry, Clinton W. (Author)
In: Ohio Valley History, Volume 1, No. 2, p. 2-14
Fladeland, Betty L. (Author)
In: Bulletin of the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio, Volume 9, No. 4, p. 250-265
Etcheson, Nicole (Author)
In: Ohio Valley History, Volume 1, No. 1, p. 27-36
This is an article about Salmon Chase's daughter, Kate Chase.
Weaver, John B. (Author)
In: Cincinnati Historical Society Bulletin, Volume 40, No. 4, p. 235-246
This collection contains several letters from Salmon Chase.
Transcriptions of these letters were published in the Quarterly Publication of the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio, Volume 13, No. 2:
Salmon P. Chase to John Greiner, May 10, 1854 View PDF
Salmon P. Chase to Oran Follett, Dec. 24, 1854 View PDF
Salmon P. Chase to Oran Follett, Jan. 1, 1855 View PDF
Salmon P. Chase to Oran Follett, Feb. 14, 1855 View PDF
Salmon P. Chase to Oran Follett, Feb. 23, 1855 View PDF
Salmon P. Chase to Oran Follett, Feb. 27, 1855 View PDF
Salmon P. Chase to Oran Follett, Mar. 23, 1855 View PDF
Salmon P. Chase to Oran Follett, May 4, 1855 View PDF
Mss VF 3017
This collection has three letters from President Lincoln to Chase.
These letters are part of the Lincoln Originals online exhibit:
Letter from Lincoln to the Secretary of the Treasury regarding appointments for appraisership in New York (David Webb) and George Dennison as Naval officer, May 16, 1861
Recommendation for members of the firm of H.E. Bridge & Co. who wish to trade in the south and on the tributaries of the Mississippi River. Lincoln’s note (ANS) to the Secretary of the Treasury on the verso of their application, July 21, 1863
Letter from Lincoln regarding the massacre of Negro troops after the surrender at Fort Pillow; asks for an opinion for the course of the government, May 3, 1864
Mss Micro 53
Collection consisting almost entirely of letters written by Salmon Chase and relating to politics and slavery. Includes letters to Flamen Ball, Thomas H. Yeatman, Homer G. Plantz, Benjamin Aydelott, and Andrew Johnson.
February 25, 1846
Mss VF 2733
Re: Requests $100 for American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society
March 17, 1864
Mss VF 4356
Re: As Secretary of the Treasury Chase states he’s unable to interfere in a dispute over warehouse duties.
February 27, 1867
Mss VF 2732
Re: $100 will be sent to him [Schmidt].
August 12, 1864
Mss VF 4239
Regarding the 1864 election.
June 6, 1856
Mss VF 3995
Re: Senatorial term
Mss VF 2731
Re: Presidential nomination and election
June 23, 1855
Mss VF 4198
Re: Know Nothing Convention of 1855
December 30, 1854
Mss VF 3967
Re: Sending census compendium to Young Men’s Mercantile Library
August 26, 1861
Mss VF 4200
Re: War and his wish for peace
January 28, 1850
Mss VF 4197
Re: Free Soil parties
Mss qW184 RFM
Letters from Salmon P. Chase in support of Susan Walker’s education of African Americans
Chase, Salmon P. (Author)
R.B. 973.7115 C487
R.B. Pamphlets 326.973 C487m
Hoadly, George (Author)
Pam B C487A
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