William Henry Seward


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United States politician who as Secretary of State in 1867 arranged for the purchase of Alaska from Russia (known at the time as Seward's Folly) (1801-1872)

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L'accreditata politica estera americana verso Garibaldi e l'unita d'Italia fu articolata dal Segretario di Stato William Henry Seward, la quale era chiaramente una politica di non-intervention, anche se gli americani, come pure gli inglesi, sostenevano il diritto di self-determination.
3) George Perkins Marsh, nominato ministro degli Stati Uniti al Regno d'Italia dal presidente Lincoln con la raccomandazione del Segretario di Stato William Henry Seward, arrivo a Torino il 7 giugno 1861, il giorno stesso del funerale di Camillo di Cavour, e servi come Ministro fino alla sua morte il 23 luglio, 1882.
Brewer, D-Barre, broke the purchase price down, saying the $10,000 per acre the state paid was the best bargain since William Henry Seward bought Alaska for 2 cents an acre.
The request for extradition subsequently made its way into the hands of New York's new Whig governor, William Henry Seward.
He got to know Whig leaders like Thurlow Weed and William Henry Seward, who played a major role in launching his career and plotting its early course.
Secretary of State William Henry Seward negotiated the purchase of Alaska in 1867.