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6067   Samuel F. B. Morse Autograph Letter Signed  $200 $242 $267 3 You must login to place a bid.
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#6067 - Samuel F. B. Morse Autograph Letter Signed Estimate: $800+

Congratulations to a retiring editor, “who has encountered manfully and victoriously the hardships of his position”

ALS signed "Saml. F. B. Morse," one page both sides, 5.25 x 8, August 4, 1860. Letter to Moses Sperry Beach, former editor and proprietor of the New York Sun. In part: "While unable…to accept your polite invitation to be present on the 8th instant, I will yet join in heart, in the congratulations of your numerous well-won friends, on the occasion of your voluntary retirement from your editorial labors. There is no class in the community, who so stand in the van of the great conflicts of life, and who so bravely meet them as the editorial corps, none who are so subject to incessant annoyance from individual selfishness, none so liable to be misjudged, and misrepresented. Therefore, it is that, when one like yourself, who has encountered manfully and victoriously the hardships of his position, and is able to unbuckle his armour and sheath his sword in honor, and so to enjoy the closing hours of his life in well earned ease, there is no generous heart but must cordially sympathize with him in his joy." Encapsulated in a mylar sleeve. In fine condition, with writing lightly showing through from opposing sides. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. A beautifully preserved example.


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