Addressed To James A Garfield 1882 Printed Ten Foot Long Petition Endorsing Gen. E. A. Merritt For The Position Of “Collector Of The Port Of New York.”.

8” x 10 feet. Text includes “The Undersigned Merchants And Others, Identified With The Commercial Interests Of The City Of NY, Respectfully Represent That The Public Welfare Demands That The Duties Pertaining To The High And Responsible Position Of Collector Of The Port Of NY Should Be Discharged In A Manner That, While Securing The Economical And Faithful Collection Of The Revenue, Will Also Protect The Public From The Numerous Embarrassments, Delays And Losses That Have Frequently Been Caused By The Appointment, For Purely Political Reasons, Of Men And Acquainted With The Duties Of The Office./Your Petitioners Would, Therefore Respectfully Urge The Retention In Center Position, For The Full Term For Those Which He Was Appointed, Of Gen. E.A. Merritt, Whose Close Attention To The Business Of The Office Has Made Him Thoroughly Familiar There With, And Has Enabled Him To Discharge Its Duties With Fidelity To The Government And Satisfaction Of The Commercial Public.” Followed by a 9 ½ foot long printed list of New York City bankers, businessmen and dignitaries with street addresses noted. Very bottom comment reads “And About 1000 Others”. Many horizontal folds necessary to keep the petition intact. An interesting James a Garfield as president and New York City historical document. Somewhat humorous as to the length of this document. Other than being folded, Excellent.

Price: $65.00
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Addressed To James A Garfield 1882 Printed Ten Foot Long Petition Endorsing Gen. E. A. Merritt For The Position Of “Collector Of The Port Of New York.”.
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