Lot 12: Martin Van Buren
10th August 2016
ALS signed “M. Van Buren,” one page, 8 x 9.5, February 19, 1842. Letter to a gentleman in Cincinnati. In part: “I find upon looking once my papers, prefatory to leaving home for a few months, a letter from you answering my appointment as an Honorary Member of the Cincinnati Literary Society, which I fear, may not have been acknowledged. Should I be correct in this…my best thanks to the Society for the mark of their respect, with an apology for my seeming neglect in not having done so before.” Also hand-addressed and free franked on the reverse, “Free, M. Van Buren.” Professionally inlaid into a larger sheet and in fine condition, with a small portrait of Van Buren affixed near the lower edge. Accompanied by an unsigned engraved portrait. From the collection of John Augustin Daly.
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