Nov 20, 2014 - Sale 2367

Sale 2367 - Lot 82A

Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
"WE ASK SIMPLY TO BE LET ALONE" GREELEY, HORACE. Autograph Letter Signed, to Chairman of the New York State Senate Judiciary Committee Charles J. Folger, recommending that the laws governing the collection of shipping news remain unchanged. 1 page, 8vo, "New-York Tribune" stationery, lined paper; faint scattered staining with some touching signature; matted with portrait and framed. New York, 29 April 1869

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". . . We ask simply to be let alone. The laws governing the collection of ship news are fair and just. They were fully acquiesced in by The Herald, if not suggested by it. Now that paper wants to kick up a row . . . . We beg the legislature to do nothing . . . ."
In April 1869, a Ship News Bill, supported by the Herald, was proposed that would authorize reporters to board vessels entering New York Harbor for the purpose of collecting news; the Bill was defeated.