Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson) (1822-1885) to Franz Sigel
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05269 Author/Creator: Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson) (1822-1885) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 January 1871 Pagination: 3 p. ; 20.3 x 12.6 cm.
President Grant asks former General Franz Sigel to be Secretary of the Commission to Santo Domingo. In 1869 the Senate refused to approve a treaty annexing Santo Domingo, but in his 1870 message to Congress, Grant reopened the issue. The House authorized him to form a commission to investigate the issue further. He tells Sigel to respond by telegraph if he accepts. Says a naval ship will await the commission at Norfolk, Virginia. On Executive Mansion stationary.
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