William P. Fessenden Persuaded to Take Treasury Secretaryship

July 3, 1864

For the second day in a row, newly appointed Secretary of the Treasury William P. Fessenden visits the White House to present a letter declining his appointment.   Instead, he meets with President Lincoln who declines to accept it and convinces Fessenden of his obligation to take the job.

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