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Ferry, Orris Sanford (1823-1875) to Professor Alexander Catlin Twining

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07242.04 Author/Creator: Ferry, Orris Sanford (1823-1875) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 13 February 1873 Pagination: 2 p. ; 20.5 x 12.6 cm.

A letter written by Senator Orris Sandford Ferry to Professor Alexander Catlin Twining. Senator Ferry writes to Twining about proposed amendments to a bill that will be put before the House of Representatives.

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