Handwritten Letter Signed, Dated at Washington, 1863

Sumner, Charles

Publication Date: 1863
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Autograph letter signed in full, two pp. folded (written on all four sides). Dated 1st May, 1863 at Washington. Sumner's handwriting being virtually indecipherable, it is difficult to determine the content but it appears to concern some manner of appointment to a position ("Fitchburg" and "Provost Marshall" can be made out). Light mailing fold and two small holes near the top edge where the letter was apparently was placed into a binder, not affecting the text). Charles Sumner (1811-1874) from Massachusetts was an American statesman who rose to great prominence in the Civil War era. A staunch abolitionist, he was famously beaten with a stick on the floor of the U.S. Senate by North Carolina Representative Preston Brooks. Although friendly with Lincoln, he was the leader of the Radical Republicans and, after the War, favored harsh reconstruction terms for the South and championed civil rights for freedmen. Bookseller Inventory # X198

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