Rutherford B. Hayes - Autograph Letter Signed To President Ulysses S. Grant For Sale
President Rutherford B. Hayes - Autograph Letter Signed
Rare and highly desirable letter from future President Rutherford B. Hayes to then President Ulysses S. Grant
Autograph Letter Signed (TLS) as Governor of Ohio, "R. B. Hayes", one page, "State of Ohio, Executive Department" letterhead, 7.75'' x 9.75'', Feb. 28, 1869, Columbus. Hayes pens a letter as Governor of Ohio to incoming President Ulysses S. Grant recommending Franklin J. Dickman to continue as the District Attorney for Nothern Ohio. In part: "The friends of Franklin J. Dickman of Cleveland Ohio desire his continuance in the office of District Attorney of the Northern District of Ohio. Mr. Dickman is a lawyer of talents and experience..." In Fine condition, with horizontal mailing folds, slight smudging to the "R" and "B" in Hayes' signatures, repair of separation at fold with archival tape on verso, and remnants of previous mounting to verso. Docketing to the verso, in the hand of someone else, reads: "Letter from Governor Hayes of Ohio, to the President, in respect to Dist Attorney F. J. Dickman. Rutherford Birchard Hayes (October 4, 1822 – January 17, 1893) was the 19th President of the United States (1877–1881). As president, he oversaw the end of Reconstruction, began the efforts that led to civil service reform, and attempted to reconcile the divisions left over from the Civil War and Reconstruction. Franklin J. Dickman (August 28, 1828 - February 12, 1908) was a Republican politician in the U.S. State of Ohio who was in the Ohio House of Representatives and was an Ohio Supreme Court Judge 1886–1895. On March 25, 1867, President Andrew Johnson nominated Dickman as U.S. district attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. The U.S. Senate approved his nomination on March 28, 1867. With the election of President Ulysses S. Grant in November 1868 and knowing that President Grant wished to appoint his own people to the various government posts, Dickman resigned in March 1869.
Content in Full
Columbus, 28th Feby 1869
The friends of Franklin J. Dickman of Cleveland Ohio desire his continuance in the office of District Attorney of the Northern District of Ohio.
Mr. Dickman is a lawyer of talents and experience, and has been a supporter of the cause which trimuphed in the election of [illegible] ever since I have been acquanted with him.
I have no personal knowledge of the manner in which he discharged his duties as District Attorney, but I am assured by gentleman in whose opinions I have confidence
that he has been indefatigable and faithful. I therefore respectfully [illegible] to your noble attention.
R. B. Hayes
Governor of Ohio To The President:
- Autograph Letter Signed by Rutherford B. Hayes as Governor of Ohio
- February 28, 1869, Columbus
- One page on "State of Ohio, Executive Department" letterhead, 7.75'' x 9.75''
- In Fine condition, with horizontal mailing folds, slight smudging to the "R" and "B" in Hayes' signatures, repair of separation at fold with archival tape on verso, and remnants of previous mounting to verso
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