[ALS] Congressman John Lynch Urges Senator William Fessenden to Use His Influence to Prevent the Pay Department of Maine from Relocating to Augusta.
Washington, D.C. 1865.  pp. Bifolium. 5 x 8 inches. Very good, faint toning, mostly to margins, one edge tear, not affecting text, contents clear. Item #44256
Dated and signed Washington,May 16, 1865, by Congressman John Lynch (1825-1892) who claimed that Governor Cony's suggestion of moving the Pay Department to Augusta was a mistake and indicates that Fessenden's assistance in the matter would "save the Govt. more than One Hundred Thousand Dollars". He further notes that there exists "a very strong feeling in Portland that the interests of our city and the general public interest are always sacrificed when the local interests of Augusta are to be promoted."
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