HistoryForSale Autographs
Join our email mailing list: 

Print Document Description  Print this page Questions about authenticity? Click Here


Morton signed this typed letter to Milton Doolittle from his Arbor Lodge home in Nebraska City, Nebraska in 1898. In it, he says he won't ask favors of "the present Administration" to help Doolittle.
Typed letter signed "J Sterling Morton". 1 page, 7¾x10¼, on flimsy paper. Arbor Lodge, Nebraska City, Nebraska, Feb. 16, 1898. Addressed to Milton Doolittle, Esq., Bank Receiver, North Platte, Nebraska. In full: "My dear Sir: I hasten to reply to your lengthy communication of the 11th instant and to assure you that I should be delighted to do anything in my power to serve you, but that I can not become a suppliant at the feet of the present Administration. Up to this moment I have never asked any fav-ors either of the President or of any Member of his Cabinet, and I certainly shall not begin now by asking favors, either for myself or my friends, from the successor of Mr.Eckels in the office of Comptroller of the Currency. However, it is only fair to Mr.Dawes to say that, in my judgment, he is too much of a man to be influenced by the petty and frivolous charges which your enemies are making or may make to secure your removal from the receivership, Personally I do not know Mr.Dawes, have never met him and therefore am not in a position to make any con-fidential communications to him. You have discharged your duties faithfully and well and I am very glad that I have even a small part of the honor of having secured you the position. Yours truly,". Arbor Lodge was Morton's home in Nebraska City, Nebraska. It's now home to the Arbor Lodge State Historical Park and Arboretum. Morton (1832-1902, born in Adams, New York) was Secretary of Nebraska Territory (1858-1861) and served as President Grover Cleveland's Secretary of Agriculture in his second term (1893-1897). Morton also founded Arbor Day. Lightly toned, stained and creased. Light dents in left edge. Folded twice vertically and once horizontally and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.

For more documents by these signers click the names below:


This website image contains our company watermark. The actual document does not contain this watermark.
Our Signer Sales Event is Here!!!
Try our Make-An-Offer Feature!
PLUS Free Shipping on Most Purchases   Add to your purchase our informative and authoritative Handbook of Historical Documents for only $19.95 (normally $39.95). This 253 page hardcover volume makes a great gift for anyone interested in the autograph and manuscript collecting field! Click Here for more information.
Act Now as this Promotion Ends 3/25/2018
* Limit one discount per document.
  $540.00 (USD)
Limited-Time-Only Price:   $459.00 (USD)
Price shown is the final price for this document.
Other discounts are not applied to this document

Click here to pop open a floating
Shopper's Currency Converter window.

Make Best Offer on this document

All documents are being offered on a first-come first-serve basis and are sold unframed unless otherwise specified.

This website requires that cookies be enabled in your browser.

Whether looking for corporate, birthday or luxury gifts, nothing makes a more perfect and unique gift than an autographed item for someone special! Imagine the thrill of receiving an autographed item from one's hero or signed on the anniversary of one's birthday. Click here for our Gift Locator Tool.

Born: April 22, 1832 in Adams, New York
Died: April 27, 1902 in Lake Forest, Illinois

<< Previous Page


[ Home ] [ Shopping Cart ] [ Autograph Definitions ] [ Privacy & Security ] [ Terms & Conditions ] [ Contact us ]
Copyright © 2000-2018 Gallery of History Direct. All Rights Reserved.