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HORACE GREELEY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER DOUBLE SIGNED 03/04/1867 - HFSID 1797

Handwritten letter from Greeley speaking of several accounts he manages, saying he does not know one of the account holders personally, and that he was trying to convey the amount of work he does to the recipient's associates. Dated 1867 and signed twice!

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HORACE GREELEY
Handwritten letter from Greeley speaking of several accounts he manages, saying he does not know one of the account holders personally, and that he was trying to convey the amount of work he does to the recipient's associates. Dated 1867 and signed twice!
Autograph letter double signed: "H.G", "Horace Greeley", 4 pages, 5½x8½ integral leaf. November 4, 1867. Highly illegible, In part: "I do not know Mr. Grant at all well and cannot [illegible]...I may be able to do more at a later day. I do not do all I have in Mr. Ebert's souvenir auctioneers... But my purpose was only to converse the work to your [illegible] others". Horace Greeley (1811-1872, born in Amherst, New Hampshire) founded the New York Tribune in 1841 and edited it until his death. His newspaper, competitive in price with the "penny press" but less sensational, was the first to give its writers individual by-lines and the first with a literary and book review department. The Tribune had wide readership and influence, and many of his editorial quips - like "Go West, young man" - became famous. He was steadfast in support of many causes, such as antislavery, temperance, and the rights of labor, but he could be mercurial at times. (His swift reversal of opinion on the secession of the southern states is reflected in two 1861 Tribune editorials: Go in Peace, Errant Sisters, followed shortly by On to Richmond.) He served as a Whig in Congress for three months (1848-1849)to fill a vacancy and did not seek reelection. As the Democratic and Liberal Republican parties' presidential nominee in 1872, he was defeated by President Ulysses S. Grant, who was seeking reelection. On Nov. 28, 1872, just 23 days after the election, Greeley, worn out by the grueling campaign, died at the age of 61. Tape down center holding together pages. Multiple folds. Lightly toned. Slightly soiled. Light surface creases. Otherwise, fine condition.

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