The namesake son of New York's famed governor, Congressman and Secretary of State was likewise a politico and state legislator, also serving as Assistant Treasurer of the United States (1903-08) and serving in Congress (1909-11). Item #44892
ALS, 2pp (lettersheet), 5" X 8", Garrison, NY, 27 September n.y. [likely 1873]. Addressed to Nelson K. Hopkins. Near fine. Writing to the noted lawyer and politician (1816-1904) just-renominated as New York State Comptroller (1872-75), the young Columbia Law School graduate, who served as aide-de-camp to Governor John A. Dix, asks a favor: "A very worthy man a neighbour of mine by name of Grace is anxious to secure work as a stone cutter (his trade) on the New Capitol at Albany. Can't you oblige me by having him appointed?" and closes by sucking up: "Congratulating you on your triumph renomination which pleases all the Republicans in my section of country." Boldly, legibly penned in brown ink.