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GEORGE S. BOUTWELL - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 09/18/1876 - DOCUMENT 315176

 
GEORGE S. BOUTWELL
Late in the extremely close Presidential election of 1876, he writes as US Senator to another Congressional Republican, Ellis H. Roberts, about a joint speaking engagement.
Autograph Letter signed: "Geo. S. Boutwell", 1 page, 5x7¾ Boston, 1876 September 18. To Ellis H. Roberts, Utica, New York. In full: "As for the speech at Rome, it will be short - say an hour, and not written. Therefore we shall have time for both, or if not I can make mine shorter. I am glad that you are to speak. Very truly". George Sewell Boutwell (1818-1905) was elected as a Democrat to two 1-year terms as Governor of Massachusetts (1851-1853). Joining the new Republican Party, he was appointed by President Lincoln as the first Commissioner of Internal Revenue. During three terms in the US House (1863-1869), he was one of the special prosecutors appointed by that body for the Senate impeachment trial of President Johnson. He was Secretary of the Treasury under President Grant (1869-1873) until elected to finish Vice President Henry Wilson's term in the US Senate (1873-1877). He became President of the Anti-Imperialist League and served as a Presidential Elector for Democrat William Jennings Bryan in 1900. He wrote several books, including a well-respected treatise on the US Constitution. Timing suggests that Boutwell and his correspondent, Utica newspaper editor and former Republican Congressman Ellis H. Roberts, were scheduled to speak at a Presidential campaign rally in Rome, New York. The Republicans lost New York State, and the popular vote, but elected Rutherford B. Hayes over Samuel Tilden by an Electoral Vote majority of 185-184, after a special commission, voting 5-4 on party lines, awarded all 20 disputed Electors to the Republican candidate. It's interesting that in 1876 Boutwell considered a stump speech of one hour to be a short one. Multiple folds. Corners lightly worn. Light surface creases. Lightly toned. Soiled on verso. Pencil notes (unknown hand) on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.


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GEORGE S. BOUTWELL
Born: January 28, 1818 in Brookline, Massachusetts
Died: February 27, 1905 in Groton, Massachusetts





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