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FRANCIS E. SPINNER SIGNED SLIP, WOMEN'S RIGHTS, A. LINCOLN, CONGRESSMAN

$80.00

Description

A group of women who worked in the Treasury Department contributed one-half of the cost of a bronze monument on the base of which reads: "The fact that I was instrumental in introducing women to employment in the offices of the government gives me more real satisfaction than all the other deeds of my life."

Francis Elias Spinner (1802-90) Signed Slip, "Very respectfully yours, F. E. Spinner", 4 X 2, by the American politician from New York who served in the U.S. House of Representatives and was later appointed by Abraham Lincoln as Treasurer of the United States and served from 1861 to 1875. During the U.S. Civil War many of the male clerks of the Treasury Department joined the army and over a lot of opposition Spinner became the first administrator in the federal government to employ women for clerical jobs. He paid them well and retained them after the war was over. In fine condition, with minor age toning, mounted to a piece of an album page.

$80   #12225