JAMES A. GARFIELD WRITES SEC OF STATE, HAMILTON FISH, TO CLARIFY THE WORDING OF A RECENTLY PASSED LAW
GARFIELD, JAMES (1831-1881) 20th President of the United States. Intriguing and enlightening, Autograph Note Signed, “J.A. Garfield,” on Departmental Telegraph Lines stationery, in pencil. One page, oblong large octavo. House of Representatives, U.S., December 8, 1874. Garfield writes to Secretary of State HAMILTON FISH:
“In the volume of Laws of lsat session Chapter 455 page 224 middle of the page the clause relating to Engraving & Printed plates of geological exploration ends with the words “twenty five thousand thousand” please inform me whether the enacted law reads the same way if so it was a clerical error – the bill as we passed it red twenty-five thousand dollars. J.A. Garfield.”
Overall very fine condition.