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    Chester Arthur Letter Signed as President on Executive Mansion Mourning Letterhead. Two pages of a bifolium; 8" x 9.75". January 18, 1882. Less than four months after President Garfield's death, President Arthur declines an invitation to a meeting "to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the birthday of Daniel Webster, and to procure a statue of him for our city..." His letter continues: "It is but tardy justice that now and here, where Webster's eternal fame was won, we should speedily erect his counterpart in enduring bronze, that those who follow us should know the man as we saw him..." Signed, "Chester A. Arthur." From the Estate of Malcolm S. Forbes.

    Condition: Bold ink, with a small ink smear at the very end of Arthur's signature. There are mounting remnants along the margin of the verso of the integral page, and clean punctures with no paper loss at top and bottom along integral fold, likely for filing purposes.

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