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PRESIDENT GROVER CLEVELAND - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/03/1884 - HFSID 27722

GROVER CLEVELAND. ALS: "Grover Cleveland" as Governor of New York, 1p, 5½x8½. Buffalo, 1884 July 3. Date in another hand. To an unnamed General. In full: "I obtained the photographs more easily than I expected and enclose them (not present) for the ladies.

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Condition: slightly soiled
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GROVER CLEVELAND. ALS: "Grover Cleveland" as Governor of New York, 1p, 5½x8½. Buffalo, 1884 July 3. Date in another hand. To an unnamed General. In full: "I obtained the photographs more easily than I expected and enclose them (not present) for the ladies." Bachelor Grover Cleveland had been Governor of New York since January 1, 1883. This letter is written on stationery of "Bissell, Sicard & Goodyear/Counselors at Law". The law firm of Bass, Cleveland & Bissell was formed in 1873. In 1877, for health reasons, Lyman K. Bass left the firm and relocated to Colorado. In December 1881, after Cleveland was elected Mayor of Buffalo, the law firm became Cleveland, Bissell & Sicard as George J. Sicard was admitted as a partner.In 1883, upon becoming Governor, Grover Cleveland retired from the law firm and Charles W. Goodyear joined the firm, which had become one of the most distinguished legal firms in western New York. Just eight days after Cleveland wrote this letter, he was nominated for President at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. He was elected President the following November 4th. Wilson S. Bissell, Cleveland's law partner from 1873-1883, served as his Postmaster General from 1893-1895. Lightly creased. Slightly soiled. Minor smudges. Folds, horizontal fold touches "G" and "Cl" of signature. Mounting remnant on verso (no show through). Overall, fine condition.

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