JULIUS STERLING MORTON
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
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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