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Lot #9
Chester A. Arthur

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As customs collector

LS, signed “C. A. Arthur,” two pages, 5.75 x 9, Custom House, New York letterhead, December 21, 1876. Arthur writes to Isaac I. Hayes. In part: “I understand that the friends of Dr. Wm. H. Watson of Utica, N.Y. will present him as a candidate for Regent of the University to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of George R. Perkins of that city. Dr. Watson is a gentleman of culture, ability, and high personal character who deservedly enjoys the cordial respect and esteem of many of the best people in the state…. If you can give him your support it will gratify all our friends here and especially myself….” A touch of mild soiling and tiny spindle hole to each page, otherwise fine condition. Auction LOA John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #328 - Ended December 12, 2007