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MAJOR GENERAL WILLIAM W. BELKNAP - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 04/28/1875 - HFSID 291756

WILLIAM BELKNAP Just a year before his resignation and impeachment, the Secretary of War declines an invitation to speak to the Chamber of Commerce. Autograph Letter signed: "Wm W. Belknap" as Secretary of War, 2 pages (integral leaf), 5x8. Washington, 1875 April 28.

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WILLIAM BELKNAP
Just a year before his resignation and impeachment, the Secretary of War declines an invitation to speak to the Chamber of Commerce.
Autograph Letter signed: "Wm W. Belknap" as Secretary of War, 2 pages (integral leaf), 5x8. Washington, 1875 April 28. On personal letterhead to William E. Dodge, Chairman, Chamber of Commerce of New York. In full: "It is with real regret that I am compelled by my official duties to decline the kind invitation of the Chamber of Commerce for the evening of May 6th. With thanks for the courtesy which prompted the invitation I am very truly yours". A Union brigadier general in the Civil War, William Worth Belknap (1829-1890) became President Grant's Secretary of War on October 25, 1869, succeeding William Tecumseh Sherman. Belknap was charged with corruption in office, admitted receiving bribes for the appointment of Indian post-traders and resigned from the Cabinet on March 7, 1876. He was impeached by the House of Representatives and was tried by the Senate. On August 1, 1876, Belknap was acquitted on the technical ground of lack of jurisdiction because he was no longer a government official. Multiple mailing folds. Right edge lightly frayed. Minor ink smears (legible). Otherwise, fine condition,

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