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Description: A. OAKLEY HALL
(1826 - 1898) American politician, attorney and author. Mayor of New York from 1869 to 1872 and was allegedly part of the notorious "Tweed Ring." Early A.L.S. 1p. 4to., [New York], Aug. 27, 1849 to Charles and Frank Moore, two sons of Jacob Bailey Moore (1797 - 1853), author and the first postmaster of San Francisco, California. Hall updates the brothers on personal news and announces his impending nuptials. He writes, in part: "...I have been very well, & have been summering as well as simmering all August in the country. By about the time you get this or soon after I expect to become a married man-- James will turn me off - & George as groomsman witness... Imagine you have a lock of my hair & drink about the 1st of November to my health and happiness. I saw Learm [?] a day or two since she buttoned holed me in the street to deliver a Eulogy on Charlie -- enquire after him & request remembrances, which are herewith enclosed..." with integral address leaf. Moderate dampstains, usual folds, chipping at right margin, else very good.

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March 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT

Stamford, CT, US

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