Charles James Folger, LS

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Charles James Folger, LS

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Folger, Charles James(1818-1884).  Jurist; served as a local judge, joined the newly-formed Republican Party in 1854, was a state senator, member of the New York Constitutional Convention of 1867, became Secretary of the Treasury under President Arthur, and lost a race for NY Governor to Grover Cleveland. LS, 2 pp., Oct. 13, 1883, to E.B. Moore, U.S. Appraiser. Concerning the promotion of J.S. Tomlinson to the position of examiner; there were questions about civil service regulations, but the promotion was granted. Signed by Folger in pencil, with the text of the letter in a different (probably a secretary's) hand. Very good.

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