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    Three Significant-Content Letters Signed by Important Massachusetts Senator Henry Cabot Lodge (1850-1924) All on U.S Senate letterhead, and dating from 1898, 1909, and 1911. Each approximately 8.0" x 11.0" size, and in very fine condition with minor pencil notations. All three are written to a Prof. William Sedwick at M.I.T. The first, dated April 5, 1898, apparently refers to a letter Sedwick had sent which might have affected a bill already passed by the Senate. It presumably had to do with foreign affairs, for Lodge Concludes, "Everyone feels with you, I am sure, that if it can possibly be obtained we want peace with honor, and I have been doing all I can to help the President in this direction, but it looks very much as if, owing to the attitude of Spain, we could not avoid a conflict." The second declines to sign an Anti-Woman Suffrage petition as a matter of procedure, but assures Sedwick that "I have been always openly and publicly opposed to Woman Suffrage..." The third refers to a brief Sedwick had sent him regarding a Senate bill. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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