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GEORGE WILLIAM CURTIS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/11/1882 - HFSID 3049

GEORGE WILLIAM CURTIS The 19th century journalist writes a short letter in 1882 to then Senator of Vermont, George F. Edmunds Autograph Letter signed: "George William Curtis", 1 page 4½x7. Staten Island, New york, 1882 December 11. Writing to then senator of Vermont George F. Edmunds.

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GEORGE WILLIAM CURTIS
The 19th century journalist writes a short letter in 1882 to then Senator of Vermont, George F. Edmunds
Autograph Letter signed: "George William Curtis", 1 page 4½x7. Staten Island, New york, 1882 December 11. Writing to then senator of Vermont George F. Edmunds. In full: "My dear Mr. Edmunds. Did Mr. Sawyer in 1864 introduce a bill providing for competitive examinations in minor appointments? Very truly yours" George William Curtis (1824-1892) was the lead editorial writer (1857) and then editor of "Harper's Weekly" (1863). He was in favor of emancipation, equal rights for Blacks, Native Americans and women, civil service reform, public education and environmental conservation. Curtis, who declined an invitation to become editor of the "New York Times", was known for speaking on the critical issues of the day, and he authored some 40 books and pamphlets. George F. Edmunds (1828-1919) represented Vermont in the U.S. Senate from April 3, 1866 until his resignation on November 1, 1891. He served as President Pro Tempore of the Senate from 1883-1885 when, with no Vice President after Garfield's assassination, he was next in line to the Presidency. Normal mailing folds Stain mark from envelope on verso. Ink note (unknown hand) on verso. Slightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.

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