1888 Autograph Letter Signed By Garret A. Hobart (1844 - 1899) Vice President of the United States, Written to Patrick Ford, Editor of the NY Irish World Newspaper Regarding the Candidacy of Grover Cleveland For a Second Term. Americana - Manuscript - Politics - Garret A. Hobart.
1888 Autograph Letter Signed By Garret A. Hobart (1844 - 1899) Vice President of the United States, Written to Patrick Ford, Editor of the NY Irish World Newspaper Regarding the Candidacy of Grover Cleveland For a Second Term

1888 Autograph Letter Signed By Garret A. Hobart (1844 - 1899) Vice President of the United States, Written to Patrick Ford, Editor of the NY Irish World Newspaper Regarding the Candidacy of Grover Cleveland For a Second Term

Paterson, New Jersey: Not Published, 1888. Manuscript. Not Bound. Very Good. Item #027404

Dated July 2nd, 1888; 1 page; handwritten on Hobart's law offices letterhead; regarding the candidacy of Grover Cleveland for a second term, "...You made a gallant and almost successful fight in '84 and I believe before the campaign is fairly on, your blood & the blood of the whole Irish World will be "up" - you can never stand it to see Cleveland likely to win again - we will fight it all over again - & we will both be in at the death..." Cleveland did lose at this try, only to run and be re-elected again 4 years later, the only president to serve twice in non-consecutive terms. Garret Augustus Hobart (1844 - 1899) later became vice president of the U.S. under William McKinley. "...In 1895 Hobart directed the Republican campaign that enabled his party to win the New Jersey governorship for the first time in thirty years. His role in helping to carry an important eastern state that the Democrats had long dominated gave Hobart visibility among national Republicans as the presidential election of 1896 approached..." Eventually the role of VP falling to him and he died in office. "...Despite the historical obscurity into which he has fallen, Hobart was a successful vice president who played a significant role in the McKinley administration." (Lewis L. Gould in the ANB) Approx. 7 7/8" x 10 3/8" size; with the mailing envelope, also with his office imprint. Envelope soiled; letter in very good condition.

Price: $250.00