Lot: 61 William A. Wheeler ALS datelined Washington January 2, 1862


2015-11-04 12:50:23


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Lot 61: Representative from New York and 19th Vice President of the United States. ALS datelined Washington January 2, 1862 to a John Van Vechten. Letter talks about Mr Stanton keeping his word and that he will do his best with Mr. Palmer to secure his choice... Wheeler is considered one of the most honest and respected politicians of the 19th century. Almost 100 years later, Allan Nevins refers to Wheeler in his introduction to John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage.(John F. Kennedy, Profiles in Courage (New York, 1956), p. xiv.) Oak Auctions' Rare Autograph and Manuscript Auction Thursday, 19th November 2015 Estimate: $100-200
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