Lot 48: ALS as president, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, Executive Mansion letterhead, August 28, 1894. Letter to lawyer and politician D. Cady Herrick, a judge on the New York Supreme Court. In part: "I have turned the Mastman appointment over and over again in my mind, but I feel that if it were made it would become a source of embarrassment to all of us including the appointee. It is needless for me to refer to the circumstances which lead some good people…to think that his appointment to the place you desire to see him fill, would be inexpedient to say the least. I suppose of course the New York Senators would oppose his confirmation, and if they did it would certainly be defeated and we would be accused of doing this thing which perpetrated party strife and discord." In fine condition, with tiny edge separations to horizontal mailing fold. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Cleveland's hand.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 466
Wednesday, 9th December 2015
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