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    Hamilton Fish Autograph Letter Signed as Secretary of State "Hamilton Fish." One page, 7.75" x 10", on Department of State letterhead, Washington, April 6, 1875, to Henry L. Dawes, Senator from Massachusetts. Hamilton Fish writes to Senator Dawes regarding a gentleman's appointment to a consulate position. In part: "It is unfortunate that an accident (that of birth) for which Mr. Murti was not responsible but which cannot ever be remedied, is an improbable obstacle to his appointment to the Italian Consulate. He is a native of Italy & the experience of the Department has established beyond the possibility of question the very serious objection to appointing naturalized citizens of the U.S. to consulates within the country of their nativity." With modest toning and the usual fold creases, else fine condition.

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    October, 2013
    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
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