Historic 19th President of the United States RUTHERFORD B. HAYES handwritten autograph quote signed and dated "16 May 1892". The quote originates from a speech given by Hayes 12 days earlier. In this one page quote, the president mentions MOLLUS (The Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States). The ranks of MOLLUS have included 8 Presidents of the United States and several Vice-Presidents as well.
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Hayes quotes his speech of May 4th 1892 saying:
"The Loyal Legion is the Army Society which, perhaps, more than any other, has in charge the history, the biography, and the literature of the War for the Union. Its aims are social, educational, patriotic, and fraternal. Rutherford B. Hayes Spiegel Grove 16 May 1892"
Background on MOLLUS members according to their website:
"Since its inception, the MOLLUS membership has included nearly 12,000 Civil War officers. At its zenith, MOLLUS counted practically every prominent officer among its ranks. Among them were Generals Ulysses S. Grant, William T. Sherman; Lt. Generals Philip H. Sheridan, George Armstrong Custer, Nelson A. Miles and John M. Schofield; Major General Winfield Scott Hancock, George B. McClellan, Rutherford B. Hayes, David McMurtie Gregg and Grenville M. Dodge; Admiral David G. Farragut; Rear Admirals Bancroft Gherardi and George W. Melville. In addition to Ulysses S. Grant and Rutherford B. Hayes, Original Companions Chester A. Arthur, Benjamin Harrison and William McKinley served as Presidents of the United States."
Autograph page measures 4.5" x 7", letter itself is in fine condition, general toning throughout, as shown.
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