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HUGH McCULLOCH - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 10/03/1866 - HFSID 291602

HUGH McCULLOCH As Secretary of the Treasury, he writes the New York Collector of Customs concerning a claim advanced by magazine editor Mary Louise Booth. Autograph Letter Signed: "Hugh McCulloch," 1p, 7¾x9¾. Washington, D.C., 1866 October 3. To H. A. Smythe, Collector of Customs, New York.

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Condition: lightly creased, otherwise fine condition
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HUGH McCULLOCH
As Secretary of the Treasury, he writes the New York Collector of Customs concerning a claim advanced by magazine editor Mary Louise Booth.
Autograph Letter Signed: "Hugh McCulloch," 1p, 7¾x9¾. Washington, D.C., 1866 October 3. To H. A. Smythe, Collector of Customs, New York. In full: "Enclosed I hand you a copy of a letter just received from Miss Mary L. Booth. [Item not included.] Miss Booth is a lady of much culture and ability, and puts the case of her father very strongly. Please give the subject your personal consideration. I am very truly yours". Hugh McCulloch (1808-1895), an Indiana bank president, was named the first Comptroller of the Currency in 1863. He was a principal author of the historically important National Banking Act of 1864. McCulloch was Secretary of the Treasury under Presidents Lincoln Johnson (1864-1869), and again under President Arthur (1884-1885). He was the last surviving member of Abraham Lincoln's Cabinet. Mary Louise Booth (1831-1899) was editor of Harper's Bazaar from its founding in 1867 until her death. She translated many works of French authors, including pro-Union writers during the Civil War. Horizontal and vertical folds - not affecting signature. 1" tear at center vertical fold at top edge. Edges toned and lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.

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