Description: In this two-page autograph letter signed, Seymour reports that he must be away because of the death of his brother's daughter, however, he is concerned about the release of a prisoner. "...I have only one wish & that is that he should be detained in Prison for the full term of his sentence...take every ground...which you think is tenable...I have no personal wishes or feelings in the subject beyond my conviction that justice & public policy requires he should serve out the term of his imprisonment..."
Seymour (1810-1886) served as Governor of New York from 1853 to 1854 and again during the Civil War... 1863 to 1864. In 1868 he ran against Ulysses S. Grant for the U.S. Presidency.
Written quite readably on both sides of a sheet of 8" x 5" ruled paper. Item #A00809.
Condition: Fold lines, otherwise very good.