Lot 9: Andrew Jackson, ALS as president
11th January 2017
ALS as president, one page, 8 x 10, June 23, 1829. Letter to Major Henry Stark, son of the late General John Stark, sent to thank his daughters for a gift. In full: “I have received your note of the 19th inst. and the enclosure from the Misses Starks containing a beautiful watch paper which they have had the goodness to present to me. I beg you, Sir, to assure them that I accept it with pleasure, and feel much gratified by so favorable a mark of the respect of the Granddaughters of Genl. Stark.” Addressed on the reverse of the second integral page in his own hand. Professionally silked on the reverse and in fine condition, with smoothed intersecting folds, mild toning to borders, a trivial brush to ink in one word, and repaired paper loss from seal removal to second integral page. Accompanied by the original address panel that contained the watch paper, a hand-colored engraving of the Battle of New Orleans, and a portrait of Jackson. John Stark was a major general in the Continental Army who became known as the ‘Hero of Bennington’ for leading the decisive American victory at the Battle of Bennington in 1777. A scarce handwritten letter as president and a fine association between early American military heroes.
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