[Edward Everett Hale, Chaplain to the United States Senate, historian and abolitionist.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Edward E. Hale'), announcing that he has given up his 'Topeka appointment' and is available for 'the whole Convention'.

Edward E. Hale [Edward Everett Hale] (1822-1909), American author, historian, Unitarian minister and abolitionist, Chaplain to the United States Senate
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New York. 3 May 1871.
SKU: 20863

2pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, lightly aged, with closed tear at foot of fold line. The recipient is not named. Hale begins by stating that he has both of the recipient's telegrams, and thanking him for his 'promptness and readiness to forward my wishes'. In the meantime he had 'determined that the simplest solution to my troubles was to give up my Topeka appointment, as I was at liberty to do. This I have done and you may rely on me for the 18th, and as I hope for the whole Convention.' He asks to be directed to an individual who can give him 'the most information on the early history and present condition of A. D. P.?' He has 'a conception that there is somewhere a pamphlet containing a life of Mr. Eels the founder', and asks to be given a 'clue to this'. He concludes by asking to be addressed 'at 39 Highland St. Boston'.