Lot 19: Martin Van Buren - ALS as president signed M. Van Buren
8th March 2017
ALS as president signed “M. Van Buren,” one page, 7.75 x 9.25, September 8, 1837. Letter to Thomas W. Olcott, the president of the Mechanics and Farmers' Bank of Albany, New York, in full: "I hope the enclosed may not differ very widely from what you think it ought to be, as I hold your judgment in such matters in high respect. Be sure to speak your sentiments in regard to money matters to me with perfect precision, & be assured that they will always be rec'd with respect & kindness whether I agree with you or not. Remember me kindly to Mrs. Olcott." Reverse of the letter bears the original mailing envelope, franked in the president's own hand, "Free, M. Van Buren, Thomas W. Olcott, Esquire, Albany." Professionally inlaid into a same-size sheet and in fine condition, with trimmed edges.
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