ALS as president, one page, lightly-lined both sides, 7.75 x 9.75, September 24, 1870. Letter sent from Long Branch, New Jersey, to Illinois Congressman Norman Judd. In full: “Please say to the editor of the German paper in Chicago that I rec'd his dispatch protesting against the removal of Collector Gusser and would answer by telegraph only that I have mislaid his dispatch and do not remember his address. Your dispatch, and his, is the first announcement I had of any contemplated removal of the Collector. As the Comm. of Internal Rev. is absent from Washington, and has been for some time, and as I have been absent for some time also, the report must have been started without any foundation whatever, for what purpose or by whom, I can only conjecture.” In fine condition, with tape remnants to top and bottom edges, and show-through from writing to opposing sides. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.
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