EDWARD EVERETT HALE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/14/1878 - HFSID 49456
Sale Price $414.00
EDWARD EVERETT HALE
Edward Everett Hale wrote this draft letter in 1878, commenting on an upcoming presentation: "I see no advantage to be gained for these purposes, either by local legislation or the laws of labor, or by the action of Government Commissions".
Autograph letter signed "Edw. E Hale". 1 pages, 5x7¾, on Hale's personalized stationery. May 14, 1878. Note at top of page 1: "Draft of letter to Mr. Sanborn". In full: "Dear Sir:- I hope Mr. Moody valuable in sights [sic] may be offered at Cincinnati,- although I dissent from his final con clusions [sic] The very important statistics and other facts which he presents will alone, as I believe,- do the great part of the necessary [illegible],- if properly presented,- as I have no doubt they will be,- before the country. So soon as mechanic and [illegible] and those dependent on know that forty workmen now do the work that one hundred did twenty years ago,- so soon t they will begin to turn from the mechanic arts and manufacture to other arts moe easily production In particular, as I believe, men will return to that simple business in which a man's own labor was is rewarded di-rectly by food for his family, - and perhaps by their clothing, - without his attendance dependence, almost as a beggar, on the legislation and social pr other provisions of half the world, outside their own country - I see no advantage to be gained for these purposes, either by local legislation or the laws of labor, or by the action of Government Commissions. Resply Yours". Hale (1822-1909, born in Boston, Massachusetts) was Pastor of the South Congregational Church in Boston (1856-1901) and Chaplain of the U.S. Senate from 1903 to his death. Hale, a prolific author of both history and popular fiction, is best remember today for his patriotic tale Man Without a Country (1863). Lightly toned, soiled and creased. Random ink stains. Folded twice and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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