[1853 Joint Letter Signed by New York Congressman Elijah Ward and Prominent New Yorkers Col. Ward B. Burnett and Solomon Kipp, recommending a U.S. Custom House Appointment].
Joint letter recommending Joseph Lambert as Night Inspector in the U.S. Custom House in New York City. The letter is addressed to Heman J. Redfield, Collector of the Port of New York and signed by later New York Congressman Elijah Ward and Mexican-American War veteran soldier Col. Ward B. Burnett. Appended to the letter is the concurrence and signature of Solomon Kipp, partner of Kipp & Brown, New York City omnibus and stagecoach operators.
An attorney active in politics, Elijah Ward (1816–1882) in 1853 served as judge advocate general of the State of New York and was later elected to three terms in Congress, representing part of Brooklyn.
Ward Benjamin Burnett (1806–1884), an 1832 graduate of West Point. He was an ssistant Instructor of Infantry Tactics at West Point and later served with the First New York Volunteers in the Mexican-American War. He was at the siege of Vera Cruz, the battles of Contreras and Churubusco and was brevetted Brigadier General.
Description: [1853 Joint Letter Signed by New York Congressman Elijah Ward and Prominent New Yorkers Col. Ward B. Burnett and Solomon Kipp, recommending a U.S. Custom House Appointment].
New York, November 12, 1853. p. 4to. Four very small tape remnants to the back of the letter where it was once hinge-mounted; some creasing; Very Good.