Raynors HCA 2019-05
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GUTHRIE, James (1792-1869) was a Kentucky lawyer, plantation owner, railroad president and Democratic Party politician. He served as the 21st United States Secretary of the Treasury under President Franklin Pierce, and then became president of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad. After serving, part-time, in both houses of the Kentucky legislature as well as Louisville's City Council before the American Civil War (and failing to win his party's nomination in the Presidential election of 1860), Guthrie became one of Kentucky's United States Senators in 1865 (until resigning for health reasons in 1868 shortly before his death). Although Guthrie strongly opposed Kentucky's secession from the United States and attended the Peace Conference of 1861, and sided with the Union during the Civil War, he declined President Abraham Lincoln's offer to become the Secretary of War. As one of Kentucky's Senators after the war, Guthrie supported President Andrew Johnson and opposed Congressional Reconstruction. Manuscript Letter Signed “James Guthrie” as Secretary of the Treasury, 1pp. quarto, March 8, 1854, Treasury Department, addressed to Stephen McNair, peratinign to a clerkship. Fine condition. ...plus; REED, Thomas Brackett (1839-1902), occasionally ridiculed as Czar Reed, was a U.S. Representative from Maine, and Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1889–1891 and also from 1895–1899. He was a powerful leader of the Republican Party, and during his tenure as Speaker of the House, he served with greater influence than any Speaker who came before, and he forever increased its power and influence for those who succeeded him in the position. Autograph Letter Signed “T.B. Reed” with cover, addressed to H.H. Smith of the Treasury Department, 2pp. quarto, June 13, 1893, it reads in part: “...I was looking up some points of parliamentary law today and find the practice under Mr. Blaine and the old rule for suspension rather bewildering. He seems then have regarded it as the most highly privileged motion...” Followed by much detail on “Suspension.” Fine condition.
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Secretary of the Treasury James Guthrie and Congressional Letter by Czar Reed on “Suspension” in the House

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