PRESIDENT GROVER CLEVELAND - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/07/1889 - HFSID 253869
Sale Price $1,912.50
ALS: "Grover Cleveland", 11/2p, 8x101/4, separate sheets. New York, 1889 May 7. On stationery of the law firm Bangs Stetson Tracy & Mac Veigh. The partners are listed at left, Cleveland is listed on a line above them. To W.C. Lewis Esq., Secretary. In full: "I have received your letter informing me of my election as an Honorary Member of the Cleveland Club of Santa Cruz and I beg leave to express my thanks for the kind remembrance there manifested. The principles and purposes of the Club as stated by you are worthy of the support of every patriotic citizen and in the advancement of their principles and purposes. I wish for your Club the fullest success. May I be allowed to also express the hope that the maintenance of true democratic faith, may never be subordinated to the interest of any individual." This letter was written two months after 22nd president grover cleveland left the White House after one term in office. In the presidential election of 1888, California, New York and 18 other states went Republican, and President Cleveland lost his bid for reelection. If those states had gone Democratic, he would have won. The purpose of the Cleveland Club of Santa Cruz (California) was to return Grover Cleveland to the White House. At the June 21-23, 1892 Democratic National Convention, Grover Cleveland received his party's nomination on the first ballot. On November 8, 1892, the former ex-President defeated incumbent Republican President Benjamin Harrison by 277-145 electoral votes, carrying California, New York and 21 other states, including Harrison's home state of Indiana. Lightly creased at upper corners and at left blank margin. Usual folds, vertical fold touches between "a" and "n" in Cleveland. Glue remnants on verso of both sheets, with light show through. Overall, fine condition.
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