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GEORGE H. WILLIAMS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/14/1866 - HFSID 17343

GEORGE H. WILLIAMS He penned this letter from Washington, D. C. in 1886 in response to a request for his autograph while he was U. S. Senator from Oregon Autograph Letter Signed: "Geo H. Williams". Pencil notations on verso in unknown hand. 1 page, 5x7¼, ruled paper. Washington, DC, Jan. 14, 1866.

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GEORGE H. WILLIAMS
He penned this letter from Washington, D. C. in 1886 in response to a request for his autograph while he was U. S. Senator from Oregon
Autograph Letter Signed: "Geo H. Williams". Pencil notations on verso in unknown hand. 1 page, 5x7¼, ruled paper. Washington, DC, Jan. 14, 1866. Addressed to Jesse P. Battershell, Troy, New York. In full: "Dear Sir Yours of the 9th inst I have received & attached hereto you will find my autograph. Yours truly". Williams (1823-1910, born in New Lebanon, New York) served as President Ulysses S. Grant's Attorney General from 1871 to 1875. In 1873, he was nominated by Grant to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, but his nomination was not confirmed by the U.S. Senate. He was also a Republican United States Senator from Oregon (1865-1871). As a senator, Williams was a member of a commission to settle American claims against Great Britain, where a number of Confederate commerce raiders were built during the American Civil War (the so-called Alabama claims from the CSS Alabama, one of the raiders). He also allied himself with Radical Republicans against President Andrew Johnson's Reconstruction programs after the Civil War and, later, supported the impeachment of Johnson. Lightly toned, foxed and creased. Handwriting, but not signature, is lightly smeared in places, but legible. Random ink stains. Corners are missing. Neatly torn from notebook or pad and discolored at left edge. Folded twice and unfolded. Lightly torn on right edge at bottom fold. Otherwise, fine condition.

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