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Description: United States Secretary of the Treasury John Sherman (1823-1900) signed this manuscript letter directed to Mr. E. B. Moore, an “Appraiser of Merchandise” in Philadelphia. The letter, dated August 13th, 1879 reads: “Sir: In view of the statements presented in your letter of the 11th instant, which shows a great increase of business in your department, the permanent employment of one packer at $900 per annum, and one laborer at $700 per annum, of the two in each class previously authorized temporarily, is hereby authorized…”

Sherman was one of the anti-slavery activists that began the Republican Party. He had a rather illustrious and lengthy political career serving as a Member of the House of Representatives from Ohio (1855-1861), Secretary of the Treasury under Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881), a U.S. Senator from Ohio (1861-1877 and 1881-1897), and Secretary of State under William McKinley (1897-1898). As Secretary of the Treasury, Sherman focused on returning the nation to financial stability, ending wartime inflationary measures and a return to gold-backed currency. He is remembered as the author of the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890.

Body of the letter written in a secretary’s hand on a 9 1/2″ x 7 5/8″ sheet of lined Treasury Department stationery, signed by Sherman. Item #A01204

Condition: Fold lines, otherwise in very good condition with a neat, bold signature.