Letter from Horatio King to John Cunningham

Letter from Horatio King to John Cunningham
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April 4, 1885

Horatio King writes John Cunningham telling him he put the sketches he received in his scrapbook. King gives corrections on Secretary of the Interior Jacob Thompson's resignation in January 1861 over the sailing of the Star of the West to supply Fort Sumter, on Jefferson Davis's age, on the amount of time he worked at The Jeffersonian office before he purchased half interest in it with Hannibal Hamlin, and on Treasury Secretary Daniel Manning's religious persuasion. King also includes personal remarks about his wife's opinion of himself and his son. King was Postmaster General of the United States under President James Buchanan.

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Gift of Walter E. Beach