Document Type

Letter

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Date

6-22-1909

Keywords

Duncan D. Parmby, Alonzo Huntington, Treasury Department, Judson Huntington

Description

The document is a carbon copy of a typed letter from the Assistant Secretary of State to Duncan D. Parmby concerning Huntington-Wilson's grandfather and a question that Parmby posed to the Treasury Department.

Sender

Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson

Recipient

Duncan D. Parmby

Corresponds to:

Folder 1-8, Document 147

City

Washington, D.C.

Transcription

June 22, 1909.

My dear Sir:

Pray pardon my delay in responding to your letter of May 15th. It, like many other personal letters, has had to wait upon the obligations of official business.

With regard to the question of our possible kinship, Judson Huntington was not, by the way, my grandfather. My grandfather was Alonzo Huntington.

Be that as it may, however, with regard to the question which you put to the officials of the Treasury Department, I must assure you that with the best of intentions I should still be unable to intervene in any manner in the matter. It is one having nothing to do with the Department of State and I feel quite sure that the proper officers of the appropriate Department will give it all due consideration. On the other hand, it would scarcely be consistent with propriety, and might even be regarded as officious, for me to address myself to another Department of the Government upon a subject of which I have no direct knowledge, and which in no wise concerns the Department in which I serve.

With many regrets at my inability to serve you in this matter, I remain, my dear Sir,

Yours very faithfully,

Duncan D. Parmby, Esquire,
Roselle, New Jersey.

Language

English

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Letter From Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson to Duncan D. Parmby, June 22, 1909

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