ASSOCIATE JUSTICE JOHN MCLEAN - THIRD PERSON AUTOGRAPH LETTER 05/29/1743 - HFSID 76327
Sale Price $595.00
Letter to Mr. Dillon of Indiana expresses compliment and regards
Third Person Autograph Letter signed "Judge McLean" in text, 1p, 5¼x8. No place, 1843 May 29. Addressed on verso of integral leaf to "Mr Dillon". In full: "Judge McLean has read, with interest, the historical notes which he now returns; and he takes great pleasure in saying to Mr Dillon, that the manner in which this part of the work has been executed, both as regards the composition and arrangement, is highly creditable to him and to the State of Indiana." Accompanied by unsigned book photograph of an engraving of McLean, b/w, 2½x3¼. John McLean (1785-1861) represented Ohio in the House of Representatives from 1813 until his resignation in 1816 to become Associate Judge of the State Supreme Court (1816-1822). McLean served as Postmaster General under Presidents Monroe, Adams and Jackson (1823-1829). Appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court by President Jackson on McLean served until his death, writing a vigorous dissent from the Dred Scott decision of 1857.At the 1856 and 1860 Republican National Conventions, Justice McLean's name was placed in nomination for President. He finished second to Frémont in 1856 and fifth to Lincoln in 1860. Lightly creased and soiled. Mailing folds. Integral leaf has 1-inch tear in lower left, at remnants of seal, 1¼-inch triangle of paper missing in upper left corner, and ¼-inch tape reinforcement up center fold. Otherwise, fine condition.
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