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    Ulysses S. Grant Autograph Letter Signed "U. S. Grant" accepting the resignation of Postmaster General John Creswell. Two pages, 7.75" x 9.75", Washington, June 24, 1874, on Executive Mansion letterhead. With mounting remnants on the verso and minor mat-burn along the margins of both pages. In part:

    "As I expressed to you verbally this morning when you tendered your resignation . . . it is with the deepest regret to me that you should have felt such a course necessary. You are the last of the original members of the Cabinet named by me as I was entering upon my present duties."

    Also included is Creswell's letter of resignation - John A. Creswell Autograph Letter Signed. Two pages, 7.75" x 9.75", Washington, June 24, 1874. The postmaster general notifies "The President" that he is resigning his cabinet post. "After more than five years of continuing service, I am constrained by a proper regard for my private interests to resign the office of Postmaster General." Toned paper.


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    13th-14th Tuesday-Wednesday
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