NAVY SECRETARY GIDEON WELLES ORDERS THE NAVY TO TRANSPORT CAPTURED FUGITIVE JOHN SURATT BACK TO THE US TO STAND TRIAL FOR CONSPIRING TO ASSASSINATE PRESIDENT LINCOLN GIDEON WELLES Telegram, unsigned, 1 page, 8½x11. 1866 December 6. Telegram partly printed in Portuguese, received from Gideon Welles in Washington, D.C., for transmittal to Admiral Goldsborough, American Squadron at Lisbon, Portugal. Manuscript text of Welles' message (unknown hand): "Send steamer to Alexandria, Egypt to receive Surautt [sic] from Consul Hale and bring him to Washington." [Welles' name has also been misspelled by the telegraph office.] Docketed on verso: "Hon. G. Welles/Secy of the Navy/6th Dec. 1866/Send steamer to/Alexandria, Egypt". Gideon Welles (1812-1878), a Jacksonian Democrat who joined the new Republican Party in 1854 because he detested slavery, was Secretary of the Navy throughout the Presidencies of Abraham Lincoln (who called him "Neptune") and Andrew Johnson (1861-1869). John Suratt (1844-1916) was the son of Mary Suratt, convicted of conspiracy in the assassination of President Lincoln and the first woman executed (hanged) by the US government. read more...
U.S. Politicians / Government Employees | Questionaires
HIRAM L. FONG Hawaii's first U.S. Senator says the person he most admires is George Washington. Questionnaire signed: "Hiram L Fong", 7x4 printed questionnaire. Judge Advocate of the Seventh Fighter Command of the Seventh U.S. Air Force with rank of Major (1942-1945), Hiram L. Fong was Hawaii's first U.S. read more...
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HIRAM L. FONG Hawaii's first U.S. Senator says the person his favorite animal is a horse. Questionnaire signed: "Hiram L Fong", 7x4 printed questionnaire. Judge Advocate of the Seventh Fighter Command of the Seventh U.S. Air Force with rank of Major (1942-1945), Hiram L. Fong was Hawaii's first U.S. Senator, serving from 1959-1977. read more...
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TIMOTHY O. HOWE He fills out and signs a 40-question survey, giving flippant answers to most of the questions Questionnaire Signed: "T. O. Howe", 2 pages (front and verso), 7x8¼. No place, 1871 October 8. Printed personal questionnaire, filled out in ink by Howe. read more...
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WILLIAM J. "PETE" KNIGHT A questionnaire filled out by the X-15 pilot, citing his favorite food as 'steak' and his favorite film as The Quiet Man Questionnaire signed: "Wm J Knight", 6½x3¾ card. read more...
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Questionnaire printed by the U. S. Treasury Department in 1826 regarding the growth and manufacture of silk in Connecticut and signed by Secretary of the Treasury Richard Rush. He was U. S. Attorney General under Presidents James Madison and James Monroe, Secretary of the Treasury under President John Quincy Adams, U. S. Minister to Great Britain and France and, for seven months in 1817, Acting Secretary of State under Monroe. read more...
Sale Price $488.75