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Support Terminations with Overwhelming Facts

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John C. Frémont was a very well-known figure in the Civil War Era; known from his exploits in obtaining California for the United States during the Mexican War; and from being the first Republican presidential candidate in 1856.

Postmaster General Montgomery Blair and his brother, Frank Blair, Jr., highly recommended Frémont for the job of Commander of the West based in Missouri, and Abraham Lincoln initially approved the appointment of the abolitionist Frémont, believing he would be a loyal representative of the administration.

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Stop Resentment before It Becomes a Conflict

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In addition to forgiving others for their personal attacks, Abraham Lincoln also tried to correct the conflicts that he had caused, either intentionally or inadvertently.

After hearing that he had apparently offended General Franz Sigel in a written letter, Lincoln quickly followed up with another:

“I ask pardon. If I do get up a little temper I have no sufficient time to keep it up.”[i]

In another military matter, Lincoln nipped in the bud possible angry words with newly promoted Brigadier General Benjamin Butler, who was a conservative Democrat.

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Abe and Mary Lincoln After Dark

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