White House Concerned with German-American Support

February 9, 1862 

President aide John G. Nicolay wrote diplomat Carl Schurz regarding German-American affairs: “I brought the subject of our conversation to the notice of the President and Secretary of War last night.  The latter promised to write this morning to Gen. Halleck, and urge the utmost prudence and caution.

“At the President’s request I enclose you Gov. Koerner’s report to the President, together with copies of the correspondence, which will enable you to understand the exact condition of things.

Assure the editor of the Anzeiger of the President’s entire confidence and high esteem of Gen. Sigel. Please preserve and return to me the enclosed papers.

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