MORSE, SAMUEL F.B. 1791-1872.
Autograph Letter Signed ("Saml. F.B. Morse"), 1 p (with integral blank), 8vo, Poughkeepsie, September 12, 1862, to Chas H. Morse, light toning and spotting. Together with printed broadside from Morse's memorial services held at the Capitol.
Morse responds to a query about a man who may or may not have been a former employee: "I have been endeavoring to recall to my mind if any person of the name you mention has ever been in my employment, and I do not remember any one of that name ... It may be he can state in what capacity he worked for me, in what year; and in what place; and who were fellow laborers with him. By having answers to these question, I might be able to find his friends...."