Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

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Manuscript and Collectibles Auction

U.S. Congressmen
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Lot 262
Macy, William Marcy "Boss" (1823-78) Corrupt New York politician who headed Tammany Hall. Partly-printed Document Signed ("W.W. Tweed") as street commissioner for New York, July 1, 1869. 1 page, quarto. Approving expenditures for the Bureau of Wharves, Piers and Slips. Light toning, else fine. Tweed was in absolute control of Tammany Hall from 1868, controlling nominations and patronage; he and the New York City politicians who made up "The Tweed Ring" swindled the city treasury of millions of dollars.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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Lot 263
McCarthy, Joseph (1908-57) U.S. Senator from Wisconsin. As chairman of the Senate 's subcommittee on investigations, he held hearings and questioned government officials and others suspected of communist activities. His irresponsible and oppressive tactics led to the term "McCarthyism." He was censured by the Senate for his conduct in 1954. Typed Letter Signed ("Joe") on U.S. Senate letterhead, Washington, March 11, 1957, one page quarto. Written the year he died to Winston Smith of Milwaukee. In part, "…the Select Committee which has been organized to look into the improper activities in the labor-management field has been holding meetings daily, morning and afternoon, which has kept me out of the office a good bit…." Fine.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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