Autograph Letter Signed (ALS) from State Senator John N. Cordts to L.R. Lewis on the McGrath Sunday Baseball Bill

By: Cordts, John N.

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Book Condition: Very Good


1pp. on State of New York Senate Chamber letterhead, dated May 2, 1910. Included is a typed letter, probably a copy, unsigned and dated April 30, 1910 which is apparently from one L.R. Lewis, Esq. of Prattsville in Greene County which states (in part) "I am anxious to see the McGrath Sunday Base-ball Bill defeated in the Senate" and continues to say that many people in his community wanted to see it defeated. He concludes with, "They would be highly pleased to find you standing staunchly for the Christian Sabbath." Cordts' handwritten reply states that he will give the legislation "careful consideration" and concludes, "I sincerely hope that my action upon the same may meet with the approval of all good people." The McGrath legislation, which would have only legalized amateur games for people over the age of sixteen never made it out of committee because of efforts by Christian lobbyists. Folds. The letter signed by Cordts is in Fine condition. The copy of the original query is browned and creased. The original envelope from Cordts is postmarked and unevenly browned. A great ephemeral piece of NY baseball history and a decent example of a signature by Cordts. Cordts served in the NY Senate from 1905-1910. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall

Title: Autograph Letter Signed (ALS) from State Senator John N. Cordts to L.R. Lewis on the McGrath Sunday Baseball Bill

Author Name: Cordts, John N.

Categories: Baseball, Ephemera, Sports, New York State, Americana,

Publisher: Albany, 1910

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Seller ID: 004204

Keywords: BASEBALL, NEW YORK STATE, SABBATH,