JOHN SHERMAN - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 02/06/1888 - HFSID 13806
Sale Price $337.50
John Sherman, author of the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890, signed this manuscript letter, written on U. S. Senate Chamber stationery in 1888, to James S. Lehmaier, New York City Republican Leader to accept a toast at an upcoming dinner. Sherman was a U. S. Senator from Ohio when he signed this letter.
Manuscript letter signed "John Sherman", 1p, 5x8. Senate Chamber, Washington, 1888 February 6. To New York City Republican leader James S. Lehmaier, Esq. In full: "Your note of the 5th suggesting a toast to which I should respond at the proposed dinner on the 11th inst. is received and is entirely satisfactory." The New York City Republican Club held its Lincoln Day Dinner on February 11, 1888. Benjamin Harrison, elected President nine months later, spoke at the dinner. Republican Sherman (1823-1900) served as Ohio Congressman from 1855 to 1861 and U.S. Senator from 1861 to1877, when he became Secretary of the Treasury under President Hayes (1877-1881). He was then elected U.S. Senator in place of James A. Garfield, who had been elected President, and served from 1881 to 1897. Sherman was McKinley's Secretary of State from 1897 to 1898, resigning because of ill health the day Congress declared war on Spain. His name will forever be remembered as the author of the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890, the first major federal action to curb the power of the giant business monopolies. He was the younger brother of Union General William Tecumseh Sherman. Lightly creased with minor soiling at top edge. Two file holes in left margin, else in fine condition.
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