Seward, William Henry


Seward, William Henry
(1801-1872)
   Governor of New York, 1838; appointed secretary of state by Lincoln, 1860.
   Index: =N= Suggests Canadian agent at Washington to confer on Reciprocity Treaty, 192; tells Galt that treaty could not be renewed, 193.
   Bib.: Cyc. Am. Biog.

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