Rutherford B. Hayes Discusses, At Length, the Disputed Election of 1876

April 22, 1888

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Rutherford B. Hayes Discusses, At Length, the Disputed Election of 1876
Autograph Letter Signed
4 pages | SMC 1204

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      Hayes’ election over Tilden hung, precariously, on disputed returns from four states - chief among them, Louisiana. Here, long after the fact, Hayes reviews with one of his chief lieutenants, John Sherman, what happened there, and why. The dramatis personae discussed are James A. Garfield, Winfield Scott Hancock, Samuel Tilden, and a requisite number of Louisianans.


      Autograph Letter Signed, 4 pages, quarto, Fremont, Ohio, April 22, 1888. To John Sherman.

      With a rare form of full signature.
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