Lot 11: ALS, one page, 7.5 x 8.25, January 1, 1838. Letter to James H. Dillon concerning the possibility of a challenge to Dillon's title on his property. In part: "I hasten to inform you that the state of my health will not permit me to attend to your business, and I have no acquaintance in that Section of country to whom I could write. But surely after a possession of upwards of thirty years of the land, and quieted by a suit…it would be strange indeed, that a new title could be set up to destroy yours. It would give me pleasure was not my health so feeble, to comply with your request, but it is out of my power." Nicely double-matted and framed with a plaque and engraved portrait to an overall size of 20.5 x 15.5. In fine condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature), a mild overall block of toning, and a thin vertical stain passing through the first several lines of the letter.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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