1868. The manuscript letter is written on a blank integral leaf of a printed circular from the "Prison Association of New York." The 2pp. printed circular contains an abstract of the 23rd Annual Report for the Prison Association, and lists the officers, including Wines (Corresponding Secretary); John David Wolfe (President); and Francis Lieber & Theo. W. Dwight (Vice-Presidents), among others. A 3 1/2 inch split to the printed circular, affecting a few letters (but not the manuscript letter). Creased from folding. Item #55258
A Congregational minister, Wines (1806-79) was an advocate for prison reform. Wines' letter is addressed to Wilson G. Hunt, Esq., a prominent New York industrialist and backer of the Atlantic Cable project.