"Letter of the Secretary of War, Communicating, in compliance with the resolution of the Senate of 14th of December, 1870, further information in relation to an alleged unlawful traffic on the par of Messrs. Hoyt, Sprague and other with insurgents in the
np (GPO: Washington DC), 1871. Item #98-4121
9 x 5.5, wraps (removed from bound volumes), 97pp + 2 pp, front blank soiled and toned, tear in bottom margin of last page, contents good. Scarce. William Sprague, then Senator from Rhode Island, and his partner Harris Hoyt had sent a shipload of machinery and arms down to Texas to exchange for cotton. Sprague had married Salmon Chase's daughter Kate, and it was all downhill after that.
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