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DIX John Adams (1798-1879) was Secretary of the Treasury, Governor of New York and Union major general during the Civil War. He was notable for arresting the pro-Southern Maryland legislature, preventing that divided border state from seceding, and for arranging a system for prisoner exchange via the Dix-Hill cartel, concluded in partnership with Confederate Major General Daniel Harvey Hill. Autograph Letter Signed “John A. Dix,” 4pp., August 26, 1854, written to Hon. D(aniel) S(tevens) Dickins. In part, “I know there is a prejudice against the Trinity Church ... but I can assure you ... with perfect knowledge of the affair that there is no part of such a feeling... I’ve spent our 100,000 selling property, every year giving away the proceeds to other churches which are unable to support thenselves to the amount of about 30,000. Just now we are embarrased by the construction of a new chapel in the upper part of the City of New York ... I opposed the whole thing from the beginning ... I tried to confine the expenditure to 40,000 or 50,000. It will, I fear, not fall short of 180,000.
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John Dix Opposes the Building of NYC Chapel

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Minimum Bid: $50.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $60.50
Estimate: $100 - $200
Auction closed on Thursday, June 1, 2017.

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