Autograph letter, signed "Maj Gen D Sickles," to Col. William G. Moore, Andrew Johnson's private secretary

SICKLES, DANIEL E

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[Washington, 1865?]. 3pp. on Executive Mansion letterhead, "June 15, 1865" pencilled under Sickles's signature. Split at fold, no loss of text, 3 1/2" horizontal split in first leaf, no loss. Concerning presidential appointments, especially the collectorship of the Port of New York, a plum patronage position. Sickles ends with, "I hope the President will find for Egan, a chance to rewrite the cruel verdict of the Senate." General Thomas W. Egan was tried for preparing fraudulent pay-rolls while acting as United States Weigher. When considering Johnson as a running mate, Lincoln sent Sickles to check on Johnson's sobriety. Sickles reported favorably. Johnson later relieved Sickles as military commander of the Carolinas for setting aside court orders. Bookseller Inventory # 003394

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