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Autograph Letter Signed "John P. Hoyt" as Governor, 2pp. quarto, on Territory of Arizona, Executive Department letterhead, August 23, 1878, Prescott, Arizona, addressed to H.H. Clark, General Superintendent U.P.R.R. and reads in part: "...I have been replaced here by General Fremont and have been appointed to a similar position in the Territory of Idaho and as the state of the country there is somewhat unsettled I do not desire to take my wife with me when I first go to the said Territory of Idaho, but desire instead that she should visit friends East - until I have been for a few months in Idaho and until matters there have been moe fully seetled by the military. I therefore respectfully request that you will furnish a pass for my wife..." Fine condition. HOYT, John Philo (1841-1926) was an American politician and jurist. He served as the fourth Governor of Arizona Territory and was nominated to become Governor of Idaho Territory but declined the position. In his later life he served as President of Washington's constitutional convention and as a Justice of the Washington Supreme Court. Following the appointment of Frémont as Governor of Arizona, Hoyt was offered the governorship of Idaho Territory. He declined the nomination because he felt that Governor Mason Brayman was being improperly replaced. Hoyt was also worried that the manner of his appointment and Senate confirmation would prejudice the citizens of Idaho Territory against him to the point that he could not effectively serve. Hoyt instead wrote to Interior Secretary Schurz requesting a different assignment. When a comparable position did not present itself, Hoyt temporarily left federal service.
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Replaced by General Fremont, Governor Hoyt Wants Help if he will be Governor of Idaho

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Minimum Bid: $50.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $78.00
Estimate: $100 - $200
Auction closed on Friday, February 28, 2020.
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