Autograph letter signed ("John H. Clifford") to F.W. Bird ("My Dear Friend") offering condolences for the death of Brid's son. John Henry Clifford.
Autograph letter signed ("John H. Clifford") to F.W. Bird ("My Dear Friend") offering condolences for the death of Brid's son
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Autograph letter signed ("John H. Clifford") to F.W. Bird ("My Dear Friend") offering condolences for the death of Brid's son.

New Bedford [MA]: July 16 '74.

3pp. pen and ink on paper. 8-1/8 x 5-1/4 inches bi-fold. Old fold, fine. Item #316179

A heartfelt letter reading in part: “You ought not to have been required to turn away from your thoughts for a moment from the all engrossing subject that fills them - perhaps it is bette thus… There is nothing like it in the world of bereavement & charge - a father’s loss of a promising son…”

Providence, Rhode Island native, John Henry Clifford (1809-1876) was the 21st Governor of Massachusetts (the first governor of that state not born there) and served as the state’s attorney general from 1849-1853, where he gained notoriety as the lead prosecutor during the gruesome and and sensational Parkman-Webster murder trial.

Price: $50.00