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 | Show Bills
MAYOR ABRAHAM D. BEAME and BARNARD HUGHES Mayor Abraham Beame and actor Barnard Hughes sign their names on a Playbill for a production of All Over Town Show bill signed: "Abe Beame", "Barnard Hughes", 34 pages, 5¾x9. read more...
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ROBERT F. KENNEDY He signs a Playbill for a January 1966 production of Cactus Flower at the Royale Theatre. Show Bill signed: "R F Kennedy" in blue ink, 6x9, 60 pages. Playbill from the Royale Theatre's January 1966 production of Cactus Flower read more...
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Playbill cover for a production of The Visit, Chemin de Fer, and Holiday, signed by the New York politician, presumably during his time as Mayor. Also signed by his wife, Mary read more...
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