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JOHN D. LONG - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 01/21/1887 - HFSID 13841

JOHN D. LONG Representative Long sends his regrets to a dinner invitation Manuscript Letter Signed: "John D. Long" as U.S. Representative, 1p, 7½x9½. Washington, D.C., 1887 Jan. 21. On Congressional letterhead to James P. Foster, New York.

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JOHN D. LONG
Representative Long sends his regrets to a dinner invitation
Manuscript Letter Signed: "John D. Long" as U.S. Representative, 1p, 7½x9½. Washington, D.C., 1887 Jan. 21. On Congressional letterhead to James P. Foster, New York. In full: "I am in receipt of your kind invitation to the annual dinner of the Republican club of the city of New York. I wish very much I could accept it but it occurs near the end of our short session when I am likely to be kept very closely by my duties here. I admire the purpose of your club and with best wishes for its success and thanks for your courtesy I am, Very truly yours." Long (1838-1915) followed his terms in the state legislature (1875-1878) with service as Lieutenant Governor (1879) and Governor (1880-1882) of Massachusetts, then went to Washington as a U.S. Representative (1883-1889). He was Secretary of the Navy under Presidents McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt (1897-1902). Lightly creased. Folds, vertical fold touches the lower loop of the "J" in John. Chipped at margins, primarily at blank areas. Lightly shaded at upper right margin, touching the "87" of date. 3 file holes at left margin, 1 nicks 1 letter of writing, pinholes at upper left blank area.

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