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    Sale 2519 | Lot 8
    Estimate: $80 - $120
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    • Sale 2519 Lot 8

      COBB, HOWELL. Letter Signed, as Secretary of the Treasury, to Sergeant at Arms of the House Adam John Glossbrenner, explaining the circumstances under which a member of Congress is entitled to reimbursement for travel expenses and citing various laws in support of his view. 5 pages, folio, ruled paper, written on two folded sheets; few scattered short closed separations at folds. "Treasury Department" [Washington], 21 December 1859

      Estimate $80 - 120

      In December of 1860, Cobb resigned his office of Secretary of the Treasury in order to return to Georgia and help lead the secession movement, serving through parts of 1861 as President of the Confederate Provisional Congress until the War began.