Rutherford B. Hayes 1869 Autograph Letter Signed

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19th President.

Autograph letter signed “R.B. Hayes”, March 5, 1869, “State of Ohio Executive Department” letterhead, sent by the then-Governor of Ohio asking newly inaugurated President Ulysses S. Grant to make an appointment the day after Grant took office, in part:

William C. Bunts Esq. of Cleveland Ohio has been recommended by a large number of the members of the Bar of Cleveland and others for the Office of District Attorney of the Northern District of Ohio…[I] endorse his qualifications in strong terms…He served on the staff of Gen. Rosecrans…and as a line officer in the 125th Ohio Infantry…

Natural folds, small chip on the right edge expertly repaired.