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251: JOSEPH ROSWELL HAWLEY

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JOSEPH ROSWELL HAWLEY (1826-1905). Governor of Connecticut, Civil War General, U.S. Senator, and newspaperman. Autograph Letter Signed, "Hawley," on United States Senate Washington, D.C. letterhead. Two pages, 7 ¾" x 9 ¾". Washington. June 24, 1884 (struckout). Hawley writes, in part: "…The [Hartford] Courant must "cut bait or fish" and has made up its mind to fish. There was a good Ed. In Monday's paper referring to independents & to the dissatisfactionwhen Lincoln and Grant were renominated, when Hayes & Garfield were put up & c. Don't quote too much grumble. Quote the best that if favorable. Let the independents wait till the dems. Have nominated & their candidates have written their letter & Until Blaine shall have written his. I have a belly full of speech on these matters, but cannot write it now…We are nearing a vote on the Mexican pension bill with its various amendments. I cannot get anybody to tell us what the whole will costwhether 12 millions a year of fifty…." In addition to being one of the key Republicans leaders in the Senate, Joseph R. Hawley was also the proprietor of the Hartford Courant newspaper, a publication commented upon in our letter. Under his editorship, this newspaper was merged with the Press and soon became the most influential newspaper in Connecticut and one of the foremost Republican papers in the country. A content rich letter from one of the late 19th century's leading RepublicanSenators and newspapermen. Very Fine.
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251: JOSEPH ROSWELL HAWLEY

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Feb 28, 2009
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Lot 0251 Details

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JOSEPH ROSWELL HAWLEY (1826-1905). Governor of Connecticut, Civil War General, U.S. Senator, and newspaperman. Autograph Letter Signed, "Hawley," on United States Senate Washington, D.C. letterhead. Two pages, 7 ¾" x 9 ¾". Washington. June 24, 1884 (struckout). Hawley writes, in part: "…The [Hartford] Courant must "cut bait or fish" and has made up its mind to fish. There was a good Ed. In Monday's paper referring to independents & to the dissatisfactionwhen Lincoln and Grant were renominated, when Hayes & Garfield were put up & c. Don't quote too much grumble. Quote the best that if favorable. Let the independents wait till the dems. Have nominated & their candidates have written their letter & Until Blaine shall have written his. I have a belly full of speech on these matters, but cannot write it now…We are nearing a vote on the Mexican pension bill with its various amendments. I cannot get anybody to tell us what the whole will costwhether 12 millions a year of fifty…." In addition to being one of the key Republicans leaders in the Senate, Joseph R. Hawley was also the proprietor of the Hartford Courant newspaper, a publication commented upon in our letter. Under his editorship, this newspaper was merged with the Press and soon became the most influential newspaper in Connecticut and one of the foremost Republican papers in the country. A content rich letter from one of the late 19th century's leading RepublicanSenators and newspapermen. Very Fine.

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