Secretary of the Navy. Autograph letter signed as Secretary of the Navy to an unidentified correspondent, Washington, D.C., 9 March 1866, 1/2 page, 4to, tipped to another sheet, printed heading slightly cropped at top: "Agreably to your request...you have permission to visit Washington City, for a few hours, on private business connected with a law suit...." -- SEWARD, WILLIAM H., Secretary of State. Autograph letter signed in full to Mr. McClenning(?), n.p., n.d., one page, 12mo, integral blank with docket, recommending the bearer, "Col. Gaszyziki, "a Polish Gentleman of merit and character," who seeks a clerkship -- CHASE, SALMON P., Secretary of Treasury. Autograph letter signed to an unidentified correspondent, Newport [R.I.], n.d., one page, 12mo, integral blank, arranging a meeting in New York at the St. Nicholas and requesting the news be passed on to "[C.A.] Dana, Bigelow & other friends" -- BATES, EDWARDS, Attorney General. Autograph letter signed ("Edw. Bates") as Attorney General, to General E. C. Carrington, Washington, D.C., 23 November 1864, One page, 8vo, integral blank, printed stationery of the Attorney General's office, regretting that "the gentlemen of my office are engaged to dine with me tomorrow," but as Carrington is "nigh akin, full cousin in law to them," he is welcome to join them" -- STANTON, EDWIN G., Secretary of War. Printed document signed as Secretary of War, Washington, D.C., 28 November 1864, one page, 4to, integral blank, printed form accomplished in manuscript, notifying George B. Drake, of the 6th U.S. Infantry stationed at New Orleans that "the President of the United States has promoted you to the rank of First Lieutenant..." -- SMITH, CABEL B., Secretary of Interior. Autograph letter signed in full Secretary of the Interior Thomas Ewing, Washington, D.C., 22 February 1850, one page, 4to, integral blank, Smith, forwards a petition on behalf of a candidate, Henry Shepherd, whose appointment to a County clerkship "would be gratifying to a large number of Whigs in that State [Indiana}..." -- BLAIR, MONTGOMERY, Postmaster-General. Autograph letter signed ("M Blair") to anunidentified firm, St. Louis, Mo., 27 August 1839, one page, 4to, neatly inlaid, recipient's ink note, requesting that the Daily Globe be sent to him in care of a St. Louis man, adding: "Your subscribers enquire frequently for the index to the Congressional staff. Will it come soon ? You must be nearly thru the speeches of the last session...." -- (8) " /> [LINCOLN, ABRAHAM, <I>Cabinet and Contemporaries</I>]. CALHOUN, JOHN C. Autograph letter signed to David Hubbard, Washington, D.C., 15 June 1838, <I>3 1/2 pages, 4to, repair to central fold,</I> a fine letter: "...I have long seen the vast superiority of the route through Georgia to the Tennessee....and at an early period I pressed, with all my might, the very one, that you so strongly recommend...but in vain...." But he has now "so far succeeded, that the Charleston & Cincinnati rail road company have purchased out the Charleston & Harrisburgh rail roads, with the view of uniting with the Augusta & Athens, and finally... with the Tennessee River by that line....Georgia has also taken to make a rail road from the Chattahoochie to the Tennessee River....I take the deepest interest in the work, not only in a commercial but a political point of view. It will do more to unite & conciliate the slave holding states, than can be effected by any thing else; and will change not only the commerce, but the politicks of the Union...." -- WELLES, GIDEON, <I>Secretary of the Navy.</I> Autograph letter signed as Secretary of the Navy to an unidentified correspondent, Washington, D.C., 9 March 1866, <I>1/2 page, 4to, tipped to another sheet, printed heading slightly cropped at top:</I> "Agreably to your request...you have permission to visit Washington City, for a few hours, on private business connected with a law suit...." -- SEWARD, WILLIAM H., <I>Secretary of State</I>. Autograph letter signed in full to Mr. McClenning(?), n.p., n.d., <I>one page, 12mo, integral blank with docket,</I> recommending the bearer, "Col. Gaszyziki, "a Polish Gentleman of merit and character," who seeks a clerkship -- CHASE, SALMON P., <I>Secretary of Treasury.</I> Autograph letter signed to an unidentified correspondent, Newport [R.I.], n.d., <I>one page, 12mo, integral blank,</I> arranging a meeting in New York at the St. Nicholas and requesting the news be passed on to "[C.A.] Dana, Bigelow & other friends" -- BATES, EDWARDS, <I>Attorney General</I>. Autograph letter signed ("Edw. Bates") as Attorney General, to General E. C. Carrington, Washington, D.C., 23 November 1864, <I>One page, 8vo, integral blank, printed stationery of the Attorney General's office,</I> regretting that "the gentlemen of my office are engaged to dine with me tomorrow," but as Carrington is "nigh akin, full cousin in law to them," he is welcome to join them" -- STANTON, EDWIN G., <I>Secretary of War</I>. Printed document signed as Secretary of War, Washington, D.C., 28 November 1864, <I>one page, 4to, integral blank, printed form accomplished in manuscript,</I> notifying George B. Drake, of the 6th U.S. Infantry stationed at New Orleans that "the President of the United States has promoted you to the rank of First Lieutenant..." -- SMITH, CABEL B., <I>Secretary of Interior</I>. Autograph letter signed in full Secretary of the Interior Thomas Ewing, Washington, D.C., 22 February 1850, <I>one page, 4to, integral blank,</I> Smith, forwards a petition on behalf of a candidate, Henry Shepherd, whose appointment to a County clerkship "would be gratifying to a large number of Whigs in that State [Indiana}..." -- BLAIR, MONTGOMERY, <I>Postmaster-General</I>. Autograph letter signed ("M Blair") to anunidentified firm, St. Louis, Mo., 27 August 1839, <I>one page, 4to, neatly inlaid, recipient's ink note,</I> requesting that the Daily Globe be sent to him in care of a St. Louis man, adding: "Your subscribers enquire frequently for the index to the Congressional staff. Will it come soon ? You must be nearly thru the speeches of the last session...." -- (8) | Christie's