DescriptionU.S. Grant's Future Vice-President Henry Wilson Letter Signed, "H Wilson", one page, 7.75" x 9.75", Washington, D.C., December 17, 1865, to President Andrew Johnson, Washington, D.C. The letter reads, "The Hon. W. F. Conway, formerly a representative in Congress from Kansas and now a resident of Richmond Va, desires the appointment of U.S. Dist. Judge for the District of Virginia, when a vacancy should occur, and it gives me much pleasure to express in his behalf the sincere wish that he may be appointed. Mr. Conway I know well, he is a gentleman of character, experience, and legal attainments of no ordinary character, and is well qualified to discharge the duties of the position he seeks." Very fine condition.
Wilson, who would become the 18th Vice President in 1873, was here writing as a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts. He was no doubt drooling at the prospect of having political buddies manage the former Confederate capital. From the collection of Henry E. Luhrs.
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