New York: 1875. A telegram asking Pierrepont to "address the people of Cincia upon political issues at their last grand rally Oct ninth evening - will you come over & help us answer." R.H. Stephenson, Chairman. Preprinted at the head by Western Union Telegraph Company "Half Rate Messages.
Edwards Pierrepont (1817 - 1892) was a prominent New York jurist, politician and supporter of Ulysses S. Grant for President in 1868 and 1872. He served as the New York U.S. Attorney (Southern District of New York, 1869), U.S. Attorney General (1875 - 1876), and U.S. Minister to England.
9 x 5 1/2", period folds flattened. Stamped received "Department of Justice Sep 29, 1875. Two corners slt ruffled o/w very good. Very good overall. Item #26254