Autographed letter signed to U.S. Grant’s secretary
Autograph letter signed “J.A. Garfield”. 1p., 5.0 x 8.0 inch. Washington, 1874, February 3. House of Representatives letterhead as U.S. Congressman. Garfield writes to President Ulysses S. Grant's secretary Orville Babcock. In full ''...Please come up tomorrow morning (Wednesday) and sit with the committee while they go over the Estimates for the Executive proper. I think we shall need you for a little while...”. Writing is faded, light soiling and mounting residue on verso, else good condition. Orville E. Babcock (1835-1884) was an American Civil War General in the Union Army. Babcock served as aide-de-camp for Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and participated in the Overland Campaign. After Grant became President in 1869, Babcock was appointed his Private Secretary.