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HAMILTON FISH (1808-1893)
HAMILTON FISH (1808-1893) 
American statesman, US Senator, 16th Governor of New York, 26th US Secretary of State

American statesman, US Senator, 16th Governor of New York, 26th US Secretary of State, serving for most of President Grant's administration. He was Grant's longest-serving cabinet officer, and in a role that was considered at the time to be second in importance only to the president. Manuscript letter on State Department stationery, written entirely in Fish's hand, date April 18, 1873. Fish is acknowledging a letter he had received from William H. Nunn of New York, containing admiration and praise for President Grant. Fish mentions having read the letter to Grant, and passes along the president's appreciation of the kind words regarding "his character & his career." Signed "Hamilton Fish." $140.00*


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