Letter from African-American Man Seeking Employment on National Republican Committee

By: Lecompte, J. B.

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Two leaves, written on rectos only. (The leaves are on the letterhead of the Starin's City River and Harbor Transportation Company in New York City.) Docketing notes on verso of second leaf. Old folds, a couple of pinholes in upper left corner of each leaf. Overall VG to VG+. This letter is an appeal from an African-American man to Samuel Fessenden of the Republican National Committee, to whom he had given his application for a clerkship the week before. With the election between James Blaine and Grover Cleveland fast approaching, LeCompte urges quick processing of his application. The person who docketed this letter also wrote "colored man" in blue grease pencil at the top of the first leaf. The following is a transcription of the letter: "About (1) one week ago, I brought in my application for a clerkship with the Rep Nat Comm. Handed it to yourself, and was informed by you. [Sen.], that it would be attended to at the very earliest opportunity. Up to date I've rec'd no message, or otherwise encouraged. Will you please put me on as soon as possible! The Hon'ble J. H. Starin is my reference; I am happy to say to you and all others, that I am an earnest worker, and intend to do all the good I can for the cause of the Rep'n Party. I wish to inform you that tis very essential, ay! Tis positively necessary to pay some attention to the voters, the colored voters of "New Rochelle", N.Y. for I am certain that the Democrats are using all their strength, power and cunning, to win them over to their side, by misinforming them, concerning the "long" "past" "career" of one of our candidates. I will call upon you at my earliest convenience, and give you better infor as to what I would like to do."; Letters; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 2 pages

Title: Letter from African-American Man Seeking Employment on National Republican Committee

Author Name: Lecompte, J. B.

Categories: African - American,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, (J. B. LeCompte): 1884

Binding: Softcover

Seller ID: 16359

Keywords: African - American Black Negro Political Republican New York