Lot 24: John Tyler, Autograph endorsement signed as president
12th October 2016
Autograph endorsement signed as president, “J. Tyler,” dated December 6, 1841, penned on the reverse of the last page of an ALS by Secretary of the Navy Abel P. Upshur, three pages on two sheets, 7.75 x 9.75, December 4, 1841. Upshur’s letter explains that Lt. John R. Coxe was irrationally court-martialed, and though exonerated, was passed over because his re-nomination happened on the day President Andrew Jackson left office. President Tyler writes, in full: “I deem it necessary to renominate—The Secretary will at the proper time (say next week) send a copy of this letter to accompany the nomination.” In fine condition, with paper loss to one edge of the second sheet (affecting a few words of Upshur’s letter but none of Tyler’s writing), and a few small stains and edge tears. Provenance: The Everett Fisher Collection.
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