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Governor of Wisconsin (1882-89) who, in quelling strike riots, coined the phrase "I seen my duty and I done it"; secretary of agriculture (1889-93). TLS, 2pp, 8" X 10", Department of Agriculture letterhead, Washington, DC, 1889 November 18. Addressed to Col. Henry Casson. Very good. Minor darkening at bottom edge. Pale blue letterhead. Concerns Wisconsin political matters, reading in part: "I differ with you very much in regard to the Bennett law. The principle contained in it is nothing more than the principle of the prohibition party in Wisconsin. Flecker's defense of the law, or any Democrat's defense, will have the same effect upon the party that it would have if Hastings should go out and defend the republican ticket -- drive away republicans instead of assisting to hold them. The first time I get a chance to make a public utterance in Wisconsin I shall denounce the law and put myself right with my German friends. The fact that the Catholic Democrats are patting the law on the back is enough to condemn it without anything further. I say this much to you so you may know where your old chief stands." Fiery content from "Uncle Jerry." Interesting. Bookseller Inventory # 22675

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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