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MAJOR GENERAL JOHN H. KETCHAM - AUTOGRAPH ENDORSEMENT SIGNED 05/04/1887 - HFSID 22303

JOHN H. KETCHAM As a Member of Congress, he signs an autograph endorsement of a military pension request (1887). Autograph Endorsement signed: "J. H. Ketcham", 1 sheet, front and verso,11x9 flat, 5½x9 folded. Washington, D.C., 1887 May 4. On integral leaf of a letter from Henry L.

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JOHN H. KETCHAM
As a Member of Congress, he signs an autograph endorsement of a military pension request (1887).
Autograph Endorsement signed: "J. H. Ketcham", 1 sheet, front and verso,11x9 flat, 5½x9 folded. Washington, D.C., 1887 May 4. On integral leaf of a letter from Henry L. Ambler of Chatham, N.Y., writing that he is submitting new evidence of an illiterate military veteran named Hogle and requesting that Ketcham forward it "knowing that if they are sent by you they will receive prompt attention" from the Pension office. Ketcham's endorsement, in full: "Respectfully referred to the Governor of Pensions with request that he apply the accompanying evidence, and advise me of the status of the case, returning Mr. Ambler's letter with answer. Mr. Ambler is Supervisor of the town of Austerlitz, Columbia County, N.Y., PO address - Chatham, N.Y, and from personal acquaintance I can state the utmost reliance can be placed upon his representations." Ink receipt stamp of the Congressional US Pension Office to left of signature. John Henry Ketcham (1832-1906), a major general in the 150th New York Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War, represented New York in the US House of Representatives for over 4 decades (1865-1906). A Republican, he was Commissioner of the District of Columbia (1874-1877). In the late 19th century, expediting Civil War pensions was one of the most important duties of federal legislators. Vertical mailing fold. Lightly toned and creased at edges. Ink stamp on face and verso showing receipt at respective offices. Pencil note (unknown hand) below Congressional U.S. Pension Office stamp. Otherwise, fine condition.

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