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LETTERS OF DISTINGUISHED CITIZENS TO THE PUBLISHER.
Letter of Maj. General John A. Dix. Fort McHosey, Md., Sept. 30, 1861. DEAR SIB —I have examined the first number of your History of the Rebellion in the Southern States, and I consider it a publication of great value. Prepared immediately after the events and occurrences it is intended to record, no important paper or essential fact is likely to be lost; and I sincerely hope the encouragement it receives from the public will ensure its continuance to the termination of the contest. I am, respectfully yours, OHN A. DIX.
Letter of Hon. Benj. Wade, of Ohio.
Sta:—I have examined with care, the first four numbers of your history of “The Southern Rebellion and War for the Union;" and so far as I can judge, it contains a lucid exposition of the causes which led to this Bebellion, in the order in which they occurred, and, without going into tedious details, it has omitted nothing which bears essentially upon the subject. I believe it to be just such a work as the times demand, and it should be in the hands of everyone who wishes to have a thorough understanding bf this great Rebellion and the motives which prompted its leaders to engage in it.
Letter of Hon. N. P. Tallmadge.
Connwall, N. Y., Oct. 8th, 1861. DEAR Smi-I have read with attention seven numbers of your history of “The Southern Rebellion and War for the Union.” The plan of the work is admirable; the matter is selected with much care, and the narrative by which it is connected displays great judgment and ability. As a book of reference it is almost indispensable to the professional man and the statesman; and as a mere history it ought to be in the hands of every loyal citizen of the United States. There can nowhere else be found so true and succinct an account of this, the most stupendous, the most causeless, as well as the most infamous Rebellion ever known in the
annals of the world.
Letter of Hon. S. S. Cox, of Ohio.
Dean Sim —I have examined, with some critical care, the first number of your “Rebellion History.” During the pendency of the matters described, and in the midst of the scenes portrayed—I was a witness of what has transpired and which you have placed in enduring record. I think the design as patriotic and valuable, as the execution is creditable and truthful. In arrangement, style and matter, you certainly have been very felicitous. Yours, &c., S. S. Cox.
Letter of W. T. Coggeshall, State Librarian of Ohio. CoLUMBus, Ohio, Oct. 7, 1861. Sta:—I thank you for the monthly part of “The History of the Rise and Progress of the Rebellion,” which you sent me. ... I have examined it carefully, and I cordially approve the plan upon which it is conducted, and admire the manner in which that plan is executed. Very respectfully, W. T. COGGESHALL.