My understanding is that Orion was  Lincoln appointee because he'd been a
supporter during the elections.

On Sun, Jan 25, 2015 at 5:18 AM, Dave Davis <[log in to unmask]>

> That's pretty interesting. First I'd ever heard of this Vote Lincoln! book.
> SLC's (unpaid; maybe room & board, at best?) berth out West came through
> Orion. I don't know how big brother was selected for his post-- he must
> have had some connection to the territorial governor, James Nye? (Nye was,
> of course, a Lincoln appointee.)

Arianne Laidlaw A '58