Lot 69: TLS as senator signed "W. G. Harding," two pages, 8.25 x 11, Senate Chamber, General Assembly of Ohio letterhead, February 25, 1902. Letter to Charles C. Fisher, in part: "Yours of the 23rd instant with reference to the 'Patterson' Bill came duly to hand…The corrections to which you make reference, had already been made in considering the Bill in Committee…The Bill will be reported today and recommended for passage. I am deeply grateful to you for the trouble you have taken to make suggestions. I am also in receipt of your notes on the 'Willis' Bill and beg to thank you very sincerely for the trouble you have taken to assist in enlightening me on so important a measure. You have cleared up some doubt in my mind concerning the constitutionality of the measure which no one else had been so successful in clearing away. I shall follow some of the suggestion you make and endeavor to more fully enlighten myself. When I contemplate your ready grasp of several of the important features of such a measure, I marvel that our people should send such a 'duffer' as myself to the General Assembly, when men of your ability are available…Mrs. Harding joins me in sincerely hoping you can arrange to make the Washington trip with us…if you really think you would find pleasure in making the trip, we will adjust our dates to suit you." Harding makes a pair of handwritten emendations to the text. In fine condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through the first initial of the signature). Provenance: The Everett Fisher Collection.
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Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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