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WILLIAM M. MEREDITH - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 04/16/1850 - HFSID 325481

WILLIAM M. MEREDITH The Secretary of the Treasury's signature on a manuscript letter regarding duplicate accounts from the Revenue Cutter Service Manuscript letter signed: "W M Meredith", 7¾x10. April 16, 1850. Treasury Department.

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Condition: fine condition
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WILLIAM M. MEREDITH
The Secretary of the Treasury's signature on a manuscript letter regarding duplicate accounts from the Revenue Cutter Service
Manuscript letter signed: "W M Meredith", 7¾x10. April 16, 1850. Treasury Department. In part: "Sir: On presentation of duplicate accounts, you are authorized to settle the compensation of Capt A.N. Fraser of the Revenue Cutter Service as it becomes de, until further advised by this Department". 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). Some ink smeared and haloed, but clearly legible. Otherwise, fine condition.

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