Ulysses S. Grant Signed Note & 3 others. 1st item – President Ulysses S. Grant pencil handwritten signed note, dated March 1st, 1875, reading " Will the Sec. of the Treas. please see Mrs. Shaw whos husbands letter of appreciation I handed the Sec. on Friday last? U. S. Grant". 2nd item – Edward Pierrepoint letter, written before he was the Attorney General to President Ulysses S. Grant. The brief letter was written to the Hon. ? on Dec. 7, 1868. 3rd item -Secretarial written letter for General Benjamin Butler, written to the Hon. Benjamin Helm Bristow regarding his refusal to appear before a Congressional Committee if called upon involving any "disclosure of communications made by me to yourself or yourself to me, while secretary of the Treasury, in regard to public business". Butler disagrees with Bristow writing " I feel myself compelled to differ from your conclusions as to the right of the President as the Chief Executive officer of the United States, to determine when it is for the benefit of that service that the injunctions of secrecy and confidence should be dissolved". While this letter is secretarial written, Butler has made numerous corrections to the letter and notes to the backs of two of the five pages. Note: Benjamin Helm Bristow was a lawyer who served as the 1st Solicitor of the United States and as the U. S. Treasury Secretary under President Ulysses S. Grant. Bristow resigned from President Grant's Cabinet in 1876. Letter is undated. 4th item – Calling card bearing the signature of Benjamin F. Butler. Provenance: Descended through the family of Thomas E. Major. Colonel Major was the personal secretary to Benjamin F. Butler while he served as Governor of the State of Massachusetts. Condition: 1st item – Overall toning, very good condition. 2nd item – Folds with tear at left margin of second fold. 3rd item – Overall very good, with folds. 4th item – Overall toning, crease to right side.
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