LETTER SIGNED, TO HENRY D. WHITE, ESQ, WASHINGTON, JAN. 22, 1887: JAN. 22ND 1887. MY DEAR COUSIN I HAVE HAD SOME CORRESPONDENCE WITH A GENTLEMAN IN NEW YORK, WHO, I THINK, IS A FRIEND OF YOURS IN REGARD TO THE LIFE OF COL. ISAAC SHERMAN, WHICH HE IS PREPARING. I HAVE GIVEN HIM A GOOD DEAL OF MATERIAL. SINCE I WROTE TO HIM, I HAVE SEEN IN THE MAGAZINE OF AMERICAN HISTORY FOR AUGUST, 1886, AN ARTICLE ON THE NORTH WEST TERRITORY BY PRESIDENT ANDREWS OF MARIETTA. ON PAGE 144 HE QUOTES FROM A LETTER OF WASHINGTON TO LAFAYETTE IN WHICH WASHINGTON SPEAKS OF COL. SHERMAN AS A "MILITARY ACQUAINTANCE" OF LA FAYETTE AND SAYS THAT HE PROPOSES SETTLING IN THE OHIO COUNTRY... I AM, YOURS FAITHFULLY, GEO. F. HOAR [At head in type: SENATE CHAMBER WASHINGTON].

Washington: 1887. 7.75" x 9.75", two page letter with manuscript on rectos only. Script in body of letter differs from ink used in signature of 'Geo. F. Hoar'. Old folds, some browning at margins and edges of text, and verso of second page. Light dustsoiling. Good+.

George F. Hoar [1826-1904] was a Republican United States Senator from 1877 until his death in 1904. During his political career he campaigned for the rights of African Americans and Native Americans, as well as for the women's suffrage movement. [http://www.wikipedia.org]
Henry D. White, to whom the letter is written, was a member of the White Brothers law firm in New Haven, Connecticut. He graduated from Yale University in 1851 and joined a law firm founded by his father, Henry White. He served as a trustee of the New Haven Savings Bank for fifty years and was its counsel. He also served as a director of the New Haven County National Bank. [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/jdevlin/bios/]. Item #24425

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