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Description: In this somewhat lengthy typed letter signed ,William Sulzer, as a U.S. Congressman, writes to Samuel J. Marsh in Caro, Alaska. He alerts him to the fact that the assay outfit he wanted is on its way. Reminds him to get in touch with Major Richardson, to “complete the road from the Yukon River to Caro… he promised Andrus and myself.” In perhaps some slight conflict of interest he states: “I think I told you that the Government expects to send in one of its geologists to see you this Summer, and look over the county. Extend him every courtesy, so that he will make a good report. It will probably help us. Keep me thoroughly posted and advised regarding all matters.”

William Sulzer (1863-1941) served in the U.S. Congress from 1895 to 1912, when he was elected Governor of New York. He holds the auspicious honor of being the only New York Governor to be impeached.

Samuel Marsh was a geologist and prospector who was authorized to buy claims for Sulzer in the Alaska Region.

Letter is written on a 10 1/2″ x 8″ sheet of stationery imprinted with “Committee on Military Affairs House of Representatives U.S.” Signed “Wm. Sulzer” in dark brown ink. Item #A01283

Condition: Some light toning, fold lines, otherwise good condition.