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Sidney Breese wrote this letter in Washington, D. C. in 1848, during his second-to-last year as U. S. Senator from Illinois, to say that he'd be happy to comply with a request.
Autograph letter signed "Sidney Breese". 1 page, 7¾x8¾. Washington, D. C., Aug. 2, 1848. Addressed to Henry C. Wiley (address pasted in bottom left corner). In full: "Dear Sir, It gives me pleasure to comply with your request. Yrs. [illegible],". A militia officer in the Black Hawk War (1932), Breese (1800-1878) was a U. S. Senator from Illinois from 1843 to 1849. He was also a U. S. District Attorney for Illinois (1827-1829), a Circuit Court Judge (1835-1841 and 1855-1857), a Justice on the Illinois State Supreme Court (1841-1843 and 1857 to his death) and a member of the Illinois State House of Representatives (1851-1852). Lightly toned, foxed and creased. Show-through from mounting residue on verso touches body of letter but not signature. Folded twice vertically and thrice horizontally. Otherwise in fine condition.

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Born: July 15, 1800
Died: June 27, 1878

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