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    James Garfield Autograph Letter Signed "J. A. Garfield". One page, lined paper, 7.5" x 9.5", House of Representatives, March 1, 1875, a letter of introduction to Senator John Sherman. While serving in the House of Representatives (R-OH), Garfield writes to his Senate colleague from Ohio, in full: "Permit me to introduce Major G. M. Bascom the son of our old friend W. T. Bascom of Ohio. Maj. Bascom deserves to become one of the Paymaster [?] provided for in the bill that passed today- Any thing you can do to aid him will be gratefully appreciated by him & his father- and also by me..." The father, W. T. Bascom had been an important Ohio state official in the Republican party. The son, Maj. Gustavus Murray Bascom served in the Civil War as assistant adjutant-general in the Department of the Ohio. Incidentally, the day this letter was written was the day Ulysses S. Grant signed the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1875 into law. Fine condition.

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    April, 2007
    16th-17th Monday-Tuesday
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