|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: || 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)|| |