DescriptionWinfield Scott Hancock Autograph Letter Signed "Winf. S. Hancock". One page written on the recto and verso, 5" x 8", Governor's Island, New York, February 15, 1880, to John Quincy Adams, Boston, Massachusetts. In the run up to the Democratic Convention in June, 1880 Hancock, who eventually got the Democratic Party's nod, was seeking the support of the grandson of President John Quincy Adams. The letter has toned slightly, with mail folds running through the text, otherwise fine condition.
In part: "I am induced by the able treatment which important Governmental questions have received from you since the war to take the liberty of suggesting that the current canvass unites not for personal effect alone but for the sake of history a public opinions of the informed views on republican government which you are able to put before your countrymen so clearly and concisely. I can assure you that such an opinion would be highly appreciated by Your very truly, Winf. S. Hancock".
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