Lot #235
William M. 'Boss' Tweed

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Estimate: $200+


Manuscript endorsement, signed “W. M. Tweed,” one page, 7.75 x 9.75, April 22, 1853. Letter of recommendation to the "Hon. Judge Bronson Collector of the Port of New York," in part: "We the undersigned, being acquainted with Mr. L. Withington would most cheerfully recommend him as a consistant Democrat, and qualified to fill the Situation he applys.” Above, Withington makes his plea for “obtaining a Situation as Inspector of Customs.” Signed at the conclusion by William M. ‘Boss’ Tweed, and countersigned by seven others, including: New York Mayor and renowned shipbuilder Jacob Aaron Westervelt, Elder Archibald Maclay, lawyer and politician Charles D. Stickney, Elias L. Smith, Thomas K. Downing, and two others. In fine condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation
  • Dates: #608 - Ended May 12, 2021

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