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Morton signed this typed letter to Milton Doolittle on letterhead from the United States Department of Agriculture in 1894. In it, he discusses an upcoming appointment.
Typed letter signed "J Sterling Morton". 1 page, 7¾x9¾, on letterhead from the Office of the Secretary of the United Stated Department of Agriculture. Nov. 5, 1894. Addressed to Milton Doolittle, Esq., Atkinson, Nebraska. In full: "Dear Sir: I am in receipt of yours of the 3d, and hasten to state that I never examined the papers in the Atkinson Postoffice [sic] case, nor do I know any further about that appointment, than that a Mr. McHugh, who was editor of a paper in Holt County, very strongly recommended Holm-quist some months ago, and it was presumed that Mr. McHugh represented the sentiment of the genuine Democracy of that County in the matter. However, the appointment is still held up, and will be, and your can-didate can no doubt be finally triumphant. In any event, I see no reason why he should not, and beg leave to assure you that I shall do all in my power to bring about the triumph of sound principles and good men in this regard and in all others. Yours truly," 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, soiled, stained and creased. Light dents in left edge. Folded once horizontally and twice vertically and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.

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

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