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    Montgomery Blair Autograph Letter Signed "Montgomery Blair." One page, 5.5" x 8.25", Washington, April 29, 1878, to the editors of The Advocate, Rockville, Maryland. Lincoln's former Postmaster General and abolitionist rails against efforts against Democratic candidate Samuel Tilden, writing in part: "The Northern people can never be made to believe that the Southern leaders who will be held responsible for this, are reconciled to the Northern Union democracy while they refuse to sustain the made by Maryland to claim the presidency for the Northern Union Democrat, to which he was elected by the people." Blair's letter is accompanied by a two page, typed letter signed by his son, Gist Blair. The letter, dated January 27, 1930, is a transcription of his father's letter, the original of which he sent to Rev. W. E. Brooks of Morgantown, West Virginia. Some toning, with the usual fold creases, else very good condition.

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