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WILLIAM M. MEREDITH - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 04/08/1850 - HFSID 325482

Signed manuscript letter from the Treasury Department referencing delayed shipments, saying to instead ship them to the collector in San Francisco at the earliest opportunity Manuscript letter signed: "W M Meredith", in black ink, 7¾x10. April 8, 1850. Treasury Department.

Price: $575.00

Condition: Fine condition
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WILLIAM M. MEREDITH
Signed manuscript letter from the Treasury Department referencing delayed shipments, saying to instead ship them to the collector in San Francisco at the earliest opportunity
Manuscript letter signed: "W M Meredith", in black ink, 7¾x10. April 8, 1850. Treasury Department. In part: "Sir: [illegible] appearing from your letter of the 6th instant that the Cutter Polk cannot take the 20 cases containing [illegible] Weights + Measurements, and the 40 cases of Bread referred to, [illegible] please ship the same to the collector of San Francisco by same early opportunity offering for that [illegible]". William M. Meredith (1799-1873) was US Secretary of the Treasury under President Taylor (1849-1850). A strong opponent of free trade, he devoted his Annual Report of 1849 to advocacy of high protective tariffs. Before serving in the Cabinet, he was a member of the Pennsylvania General Assembly and Philadelphia City Council. Later he was Attorney General of Pennsylvania (1861-1867). He served on the Alabama Claims Commission in 1870. Left edge frayed and torn. Light surface creases. Normal mailing folds. Corners slightly worn and creased. Slightly toned on outer edges. Ink notes (unknown hand). Otherwise, fine condition.

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