Horace Greeley Letter Archives Selling for $45,000

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -

A dealer of rare historic documents is selling a trove of more than two dozen letters written by legendary newspaper editor Horace Greeley that describe his difficult relationship with President Abraham Lincoln.

The Raab Collection set the price at $45,000 for the 30 letters from the New York Tribune editor. In one letter, he writes, “If this country is destined to fall, history will lay the blame on Abraham Lincoln and his cabinet.” The one-time presidential candidate also takes aim at “half-hearted commanders” and “scoundrelly contractors.”