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United States. Dept. of the Treasury.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

B. Dufield Letter

Identifier: MS-3108

In this letter to John Lellyett, Treasury Agent Benjamin Dufield reports that Federal troops have been confiscating cotton without orders from the Treasury Department even though the region they are working in is not pro-Confederate. Dufield also expresses his hope that higher officials will take action to correct the problem.

Dates: 1863 August 8

Thomas L. Smith Letter

Identifier: MS-0924

In this letter, First Auditor of the Treasury Department Thomas L. Smith provides Charles Lanman of Georgetown with the names of previous First Auditors. Smith lists these men as Richard Harrison, Jessie Miller, Tully R. Wise, William Collins, and John C. Clark. Oliver Wolcott and William Smith are not mentioned.

Dates: 1867 January 12

William Randolph Hackley Letters

Identifier: MS-0339
Abstract This collection consists of 43 letters from William Randolph Hackley to his wife and family in Illinois written from 1863-1866. During this time, Hackley worked as a local special agent and cotton agent with the United States Department of the Treasury in West Tennessee and Mississippi. The correspondence describes Hackley's efforts to make money to send home to his family, the low salary paid to treasury employees, the corrupt nature of the Treasury Department, and the cynicism of...
Dates: 1863 November 22-1866 April 20