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SEWARD, William Henry (1801-1872) was United States Secretary of State from 1861 to 1869, and earlier served as Governor of New York and United States Senator. A determined opponent of the spread of slavery in the years leading up to the American Civil War, he was a dominant figure in the Republican Party in its formative years, and was praised for his work on behalf of the Union as Secretary of State during the American Civil War. War-date Printed Letter Signed “William H. Seward” 1pp. quarto, Washington, D.C., June 3, 1861, addressed to the Collector of Customs in Belfast, Maine, aand reads in part: “...This Department has information to the effect that articles contraband of war, and in particular small arms and cannon, have been purchased in Europe for the use of parties in insurrection against this Government. You are consequently directed to be vigilant for the purpose of preventing the passage of any such articles...” Fine condition.
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Contraband of War Letter Signed by Secretary Seward

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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $220.50
Estimate: $200 - $300
Auction closed on Thursday, June 21, 2018.
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