In 1844, he enthusiastically led his congregation to pass resolutions declaring slavery to be a great sin in the eyes of God and banning slaveholders from attending services. Wait was elected to the Illinois senate in 1854 and worked to secure railroad lines for the Rockton/Rockford area. At the Illinois statehouse, he befriended Abraham Lincoln, a rising star in the new Republican Party and an 1855 candidate for the U.
Upon passage of the Internal Revenue Act in 1862, President Lincoln appointed Wait as a commissioner for the Second Congressional District of Illinois. When the Civil War began in 1861, Wait Talcott was too old to serve. He paid a bounty to Charles H. Redington to represent him in the war.Redington served in the 45th Illinois Cavalry and was among the men who pursued and captured John Wilkes Booth after Lincolns assassination. Wait was an original incorporator of Beloit College and Rockford Female Seminary (now Rockford University). We strive to list items carefully and accurately and offer unparalleled customer service. We are a small family business and try to be personable with all of our customers. Our focus is to ensure every customer is pleased with our service and products. With our experience and feedback you can rest assured that you are in good hands!
All questions we receive over the weekend will be answered on Monday morning. The item "Wait Talcott Handwritten Signed Letters Anti-Slavery Senator IRS Lincoln 1844" is in sale since Tuesday, January 5, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Autographs\Political\Congressional". The seller is "justpressplayonline" and is located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Mexico, Australia, South africa, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, United arab emirates, Malaysia.