Lot 673: ALS signed "N. Webster," one page, 8 x 9.75, February 22, 1831. Webster writes home from Baltimore to his wife Rebecca in New Haven. In part: "I arrived here last night in a private coach; the road being so bad I thought it not best to encounter the jamming & jolting of a public coach…Here I must stay a few days— the road is very bad, & the steamers are locked up by ice…The snow is a good deal reduced by the late warm weather; but drifts are yet three feet deep between this & Washington…So you see I am a sort of exile for some time longer." Addressed on the reverse of the second integral page in Webster's hand, incorporating his own name in "Mrs. Noah Webster." In fine condition, with overall toning.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453
Sunday, 17th May 2015
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