Rutherford B. Hayes Autograph Letter Signed as President


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19th President.  Autograph letter signed (ALS) “R.B. Hayes” AS PRESIDENT, November 14, 1880, Executive Mansion stationery, 5.25×8.5, to former Governor of Massachusetts George S. Boutwell, in full:

This will introduce to you Mr. Mathews, an artist known to me as of excellent refute.

In very good condition, mat burn from previous framing around edges, folds.

George Sewall Boutwell (January 28, 1818 – February 27, 1905) was an American politician, lawyer, and statesman from Massachusetts. He served as Secretary of the Treasury under President Ulysses S. Grant, the 20th Governor of Massachusetts, a Senator and Representative from Massachusetts and the first Commissioner of Internal Revenue under President Abraham Lincoln. He was a leader in the impeachment of Andrew Johnson.