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[Letter] 1866 January 26, Brooklyn, N.Y., [to] Gov. Smith [Rhode Island]/ Henry Ward Beecher.

Title: [Letter] 1866 January 26, Brooklyn, N.Y., [to] Gov. Smith [Rhode Island]/ Henry Ward Beecher.
Personal Author: Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887.
Date: 1866 January 26.
Extent: [1] leaf.
Dimensions: 25 x 20 cm.
General Note: Holograph, signed. Also, the verso is date-stamped and marked as "Executive Department, State of R.I." and signed Charles E. Bailey. There are notes on the verso about forwarding the recommendation letter and forming a commission.
Abstract: Beecher states that Major King is a young lawyer who served in the war with "great gallantry" and "returns to the duties of peace bringing with him a tried integrity, industry & intelligence." The brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Henry Ward Beecher was a social reformer and a minister who opposed slavery and campaigned for Lincoln prior to the Civil War.
Personal Subject: Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887 -- Correspondence.
King, Horatio C. (Collins), 1837-1918.
Bailey, Charles E.
Geographical Subject: Rhode Island-- Politics and government.
Recipient: Smith, James Y. (Youngs) 1809-1876, (Governor of Rhode Island)
 

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