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DANIEL MANNING - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 04/17/1885 - HFSID 17449

Daniel Manning signed this manuscript letter in 1885, a month after he began his term as President Grover Cleveland's Secretary of the Treasury, to inform the reader that a stained glass window would be delivered without being opened and inspected by a customs collector.

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DANIEL MANNING
Daniel Manning signed this manuscript letter in 1885, a month after he began his term as President Grover Cleveland's Secretary of the Treasury, to inform the reader that a stained glass window would be delivered without being opened and inspected by a customs collector.
Manuscript letter signed "D Manning" as Secretary of the Treasury. With black ink notations in unknown hand. 2 pages, 8x10, single-sided sheets, on Treasury Department stationery. Docketed on verso on page 2. April 17, 1885. In full: "Sir: I have the honor to inform you, in compliance with your request, of the 17th instant, the Collector of Customs at New York, has been this day instructed to allow a case containing a stained glass window, imported for pre-sentation to the University of Vermont, to be forwarded in bond to Burlington without being opened for examination at New York. The The [sic] enclosures of your letter, with the exception of the letter of the Collector of Customs at Burlington, dated the 15th instant, are herewith returned as requested.[not included]". This letter was signed just over a month after Manning began his stint as Secretary of the Treasury under Grover Cleveland. Manning (1831-1887, born in Albany, New York) was an editor and owner of the Albany Argus and chairman of the New York Democratic Committee before being appointed Secretary of the Treasury (1885-1887) under President Grover Cleveland. Before retiring due to ill health, he advocated basing the dollar on both gold and silver. This was a rather important issue to a young United States. Eastern bankers wanted it backed by gold, while Westerners wanted it backed by silver (the West had many large silver mines, after all). He also worked on a tariff that became the McKinley Tariff of 1890, which lowered customs duties. Lightly toned and creased. Edges of page 2 are discolored from mounting; discoloration touches signature. Light tears and nicks along right edge. Staple holes in upper left corners. Paper clip impression at left edge of page 1. Folded twice and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.

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