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    William "Boss" Tweed Autograph Letter Signed "Wm Tweed". One page, 5" x 8", November 24, 1873. Tweed wrote this desperate letter shortly before his conviction asking John D. Townsend to "do all in your power as my counsel to get proper stays. . . ." Slight browning; very good condition.

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    New York politician and leader of Tammany Hall, Tweed was tried and convicted in 1873 of stealing millions of dollars from New York City taxpayers; he died in prison in 1878. In part: "Will you please consult with my other counsel . . . and do all in your power as my counsel to get proper stays. . . ." Contains embossed "WMT" at top of letter.



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    October, 2008
    17th-18th Friday-Saturday
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