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WILLIAM D. KELLEY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 10/09/1876 - HFSID 17390

Signed handwritten letter by the U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania saying "The conduct of the Democratic party in Congress during the last session filled me with apprehension for the future in the event of their success." Autograph Letter signed: "Wm D Kelley" as U.S.

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WILLIAM D. KELLEY
Signed handwritten letter by the U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania saying "The conduct of the Democratic party in Congress during the last session filled me with apprehension for the future in the event of their success."
Autograph Letter signed: "Wm D Kelley" as U.S. Congressman, 4 page integral leaf, 5¼x7¾ folded, 10½x7¾ unfolded. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1876 October 9. To "Mr. John Evans 515 W James St Lancaster, Pa" In full: "Dear Sir, I will mail you here- with a copy of a speech I made at Indianapolis, which will show you that I am no less intense a given-back man that I have been heretofore, and will give you the reasons why I am supporting fayes and Wheeler from whose financial convictions I dissent. The conduct of the Democratic party in Congress during the last session filled me with apprehension for the future in the event of their success. I believe that the course of events will compel the Republican party to reverse their financial action, and I see no reason to believe that the currency reformer has anything to hope from the supremacy of the Democratic party at this time. I, therefore, hope you will stand by the memory of Mr. Stevens and indicate in doctrine for I believe he would do just as I am doing were he alive. Should you desire copies of my speech in pamphlet form for distribution, you can get them by writing to [Illegible], Chairman of State Central Committee, Philada, as the committee have just ordered an edition of 20000. Yours Very Truly" William Darrah Kelley (1814-1890) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He practiced law in Philadelphia, served as the deputy prosecuting attorney for Philadelphia (1845-1846) and judge of the court of common pleas for Philadelphia (1846-1856). Kelley opposed slavery and co-founded the Republican Party. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives as a Republican from Pennsylvania and served from March 4, 1861 until his death on January 9, 1980. While in office he was chairman for the Committee on Coinage, Weights and Measures. One vertical and two horizontal folds (toned at folds). Lightly creased. Slightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.

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