New York Times, 12/9/1888

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From the New York Times, 12/9/1888

MISS VAN LEW WANTS A PLACE.

RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 8.óMiss Lizzie Van Lew, who won national fame by the active part she took during the war in assisting Union prisoners through the Confederate lines who had escaped from Libby Prison, is an applicant for a Federal Appointment under Gen. Harrison. Besides aiding Union prisoner to get through the Southern lines, Miss Van Lew kept Grant fully informed of all the important movements of the Confederates. For this Grant made her Postmistress of Richmond soon after he was first elected President.

Miss Van Lew will probably ask Harrison to make her Collector of Customs and custodian of the Custom House property. She will have the backing of some of the best known Republicans in the country.

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