RICHARD OLNEY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/31/1886 - HFSID 44690
RICHARD OLNEY The eventual United States Attorney General and later Secretary of State under President Grover Cleveland signed this handwritten letter Autograph Letter Signed: "Richard Olney". One page. 4¾x6¾ mounted to 5½x8½. Boston, Massachusetts, March 31, 1886.
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RICHARD OLNEY The eventual United States Attorney General and later Secretary of State under President Grover Cleveland signed this handwritten letter Autograph Letter Signed: "Richard Olney". One page. 4¾x6¾ mounted to 5½x8½. Boston, Massachusetts, March 31, 1886. To C.P. Greenough, Esq. In Full: "I saw Morse this A.M. who prefers Monday for the argument if he can have it then but could, I think, do it Friday if the Committee were disposed to so insist. I told him you were looking for him. I am for Friday." Richard Olney (1835-1917) was a United States politician who began his political career in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, where he served one term from 1874 to 1876. In 1893, he was appointed the United States Attorney General. In this position, he developed a pro-business reputation due to his rejection of labor strikes as a legitimate means of protest. After Secretary of State Walter Q. Gresham passed away in 1895, President Cleveland elevated Olney to the position. He formulated the Olney Interpretation of the Monroe Doctrine, which maintained the U.S. right to intervene in international disputes in the Western Hemisphere. He also converted diplomatic posts in foreign nations into embassies, thus making them permanent fixtures rather than temporary ones. These two actions have greatly elevated the United States in international politics over the years. "358" in ink (unknown hand) at bottom right corner. Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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