Former Ohio Congressman meets with Mr. Lincoln

Monday, December 3, 1860

Former Ohio Congressman Joshua R. Giddings, who had served with Mr. Lincoln, visits Springfield as New York businesses became concerned about secession. “Mr. Lincoln keeps himself fully posted as to the conditions of the money market,” reported the New York Herald. State Auditor Jesse Dubois “furnishes him constantly such information as enables him to understand the strange capers of your bulls and bears.” Giddings, who was more strongly anti-slavery than Lincoln, would get a diplomatic appointment as American consul in Montreal.

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