Handwritten letter to J. M. Dickinson, Lisbon, Ohio, from Senator John Sherman. John Sherman.

Handwritten letter to J. M. Dickinson, Lisbon, Ohio, from Senator John Sherman

1892. 1 handwritten letter, dated Washington, D.C., 21 Feb. 1892, from Senator John Sherman in reply to an inquiry from J. M. Dickinson, Esq., New Lisbon, Ohio, about whether his son could get a position at the "Public Printer." John Sherman (1823-1900) represented Ohio in the U. S. Senate from 1861 to 1877 and from 1881 to 1897. From 1877 to 1881 he was Secretary of the Treasury, and in 1897 and 1898 he was Secretary of State. The Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890 is named after him. General William Tecumseh Sherman was his brother. Using official Senate Chamber stationery and envelope the Senator tells Dickinson that there were not openings at the time but that he would inquire again later. J. M. (John M.) Dickinson was born in Columbiana Co., Ohio, in 1836; served in the 84th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, during the Civil War; was admitted to the bar in 1864 and was an attorney in Lisbon, Ohio, through 1905; served as mayor of Lisbon 1869-1881; served in the Ohio Senate from Columbiana Co. 1882-1885; and was a justice of the peace in Lisbon in 1907. In 1880 the House of Representatives received a petition from J. M. Dickinson, mayor of New Lisbon (the name was officially changed from New Lisbon to Lisbon in 1895), and others, citizens of Columbiana Co., Ohio, for a constitutional amendment granting the right of suffrage to women. Along one edge of the postmarked envelope, presumably in Dickinson's hand: "John Sherman Feby 22 1892." In Near Fine Condition: letter has 2 horizontal folds and is clean and solid; envelope is slightly soiled. Near Fine. Item #008218

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