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ALEXANDER D. BACHE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 04/05/1849 - HFSID 87741

The physicist pens this letter written as superintendent of the U.S. Coast Survey Autograph Letter Signed: "A.D. Bache", 1p, 5x8, affixed to slightly larger sheet. No place, 1849 April 5. To Hon. Geo P. Marsh. In full: "I send you the letter of Mr.…"

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ALEXANDER D. BACHE
The physicist pens this letter written as superintendent of the U.S. Coast Survey
Autograph Letter Signed: "A.D. Bache", 1p, 5x8, affixed to slightly larger sheet. No place, 1849 April 5. To Hon. Geo P. Marsh. In full: "I send you the letter of Mr. Larson as you request, & one from Mr. Th. Alexander, who I understand is likely to be in the Senate from Maryland in place of Mr. Johnson." Maryland Senator REVERDY JOHNSON had resigned on March 7, 1849 to become Attorney General in President Zachary Taylor's Cabinet. He was succeeded by Thomas G. Pratt, former Governor of Maryland, not by Alexander. Vermont Congressman GEORGE P. MARSH had just resigned, having been appointed U.S. Minister Resident to Turkey by President Taylor. Physicist ALEXANDER D. BACHE was Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Survey (1843-1867) when he wrote this letter. He was one of the incorporators of the Smithsonian Institution in 1846 and was the first President of the National Academy of Sciences (1863). Ink smudged at date. Lightly rippled from mounting, light ink transfer at upper blank margin. Mounting on verso shows through to blank corners. Fine condition.

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