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Gibson, Randall Lee (1832-1892) to Grover Cleveland re: passage of a railroad grant bill

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03505 Author/Creator: Gibson, Randall Lee (1832-1892) Place Written: Washington Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 02 February 1887 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Written as Senator from Louisiana.

People: Grant, Ulysses S., 1852-1929.

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Keywords/Subjects: President Congress, Government and Civics, Law, Finance, Railroad, Transportation

Sub Era: The Gilded Age