Manuscript LS: "Edw Livingston", 1p, 8x91/2. No place, no
date, but docketed: "New York, Apr. 20, 1827". To William P. Furnand.
In part: "I have delayed writing until I have
only time to say that as yet I have done nothing with the shares & I fear
can do nothing until after the sale...." Integral leaf addressed by
him to: "Wm P. Furnand Esq./Philada", franked "Free/Edw Livingston",
free and new-york postal markings. Red wax seal, 1¼-inch diameter, next to
docket. Livingston served as a Democrat representing New York in the House of
Representatives (1795-1801) and Louisiana in the House (1823-1829) and in the
U.S. Senate (1829-1831). He was on General Andrew Jackson's staff at the Battle
of New Orleans in 1815 and served as Jackson's Secretary of State
(1831-1833). From 1833-1835, he was U.S. Minister to France. His older brother,
Robert R. Livingston, had been U.S. Minister to France (1801-1804) at the time
of the Louisiana Purchase. Integral leaf foxed. Both pages are lightly
soiled, tanned, chipped at edges. Fragile, but overall, fine condition.
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