Lot 36: ALS as president signed "J. Tyler," one page, 8 x 9.75, October 20, 1841. Letter to Benjamin Ogle Tayloe, in full: "Your letter of this day as well as your previous letters in relation to the Troy post office, have been reviewed and will claim at my hands all due consideration. Upon my return from Virginia, whither I am proposing to go for a few days, I may conclude finally to dispose of the appointment to which you refer. Ascribe my failure to acknowledge the rec't of your former communication to the fact of the absolute inability of doing more in the general, than filing away for consideration, letters of a similar import. I tender your assurances of high respect." In fine condition. Considered the richest man in America at the start of the Civil War, Tayloe was a prominent Whig who was influential in presidential electoral politics throughout the 1840s and 1850s.
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Wednesday, 9th March 2016
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