New York City: 1884. Hardcover. Item #946
8½” x 5¾” Two leaves, written rectos only; docketing notes on verso of second leaf. Very good: old folds, a couple of pinholes in upper left corner of each leaf. This letter is an appeal from an African American man to Samuel Fessender of the Republican National Committee, to whom he gave his application for a clerkship the week before. With the election between James Blaine and Grover Cleveland fast approaching, LeCompte urged quick processing of his application stating, “tis possitively 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. ” The person who docketed the letter wrote “colored man” in blue crayon along the top. An interesting letter, on the letterhead of John H. Starin, LeCompte's reference, who was a wealthy congressman and founder of the United States' first amusement park. This item is offered by Langdon Manor Books, LLC, antiquarian booksellers. Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information and/or photos and we will respond promptly. We package our items carefully, ship daily, and have a no hassle returns policy--your satisfaction is guaranteed. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) , the International League of Antiquarian Booksllers (ILAB) and the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) and adhere to their rules of ethics.