• United States Treasurer Francis Spinner Seeks Auditor's Help

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    FRANCIS ELIAS SPINNER (January 21, 1802 – December 31, 1890) was an American politician from New York and the Treasurer of the United States, first appointed by Abraham Lincoln, in 1861. He remained in the position until 1875.  Spinner was the first administrator in the federal government to employ women for clerical jobs.


    One-page, ALS, 6 ¼ X 8 ¼, to E.B. French, 2nd Auditor, Washington D.C.  He writes, “Enclosed please find copy of a letter from Mrs. Neff in whose case we have been troubled before.


    “Will you please be so kind as to inform her all about her case and thus very much oblige [me]

    “F.E. Spinner”


    Affixed to a larger mount. Toning and some foxing. The word Hilton with the number 13 written at the top in another hand, very likely designating it as part of a larger collection.


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