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ASSOCIATE JUSTICE LEVI WOODBURY - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 08/30/1837 - HFSID 154798

LEVI WOODBURY. Manuscript LS: "Levi Woodbury" as Secretary of the Treasury, 1p, 8x9¾. Treasury Department, Washington, D.C., 1837 August 30. To Joseph Sewall, Collector of the Customs, Bath Maine. Begins: "Sir".

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Condition: lightly soiled, otherwise fine condition
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LEVI WOODBURY. Manuscript LS: "Levi Woodbury" as Secretary of the Treasury, 1p, 8x9¾. Treasury Department, Washington, D.C., 1837 August 30. To Joseph Sewall, Collector of the Customs, Bath Maine. Begins: "Sir". In full: "In reply to your letter of the 25th Instant, I have to inform you that whenever there shall be more business at your port appertaining to the measurers department than can be despatched by the regular officers of that description within a reasonable & proper time, temporary ones may be employed, to be discontinued so soon as the service shall have been performed, but no allowance can be made them beyond the legal fees prescribed for measuring." Docketed (unknown hand) on verso of integral leaf. Levi Woodbury (1789-1851) was President Jackson's Secretary of the Navy (1831-1834) and Secretary of the Treasury (1834-1837), continuing in the Treasury when Van Buren became President (1837-1841). In 1845, Woodbury was appointed Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court by President Polk, serving until his death in 1851. Woodbury's other elected offices also included Governor of New Hampshire (1823-1824) and U.S. Senator from the state (1825-1831, 1841-1845). He sought the Democratic Presidential nomination in 1848. Levi Woodbury (1789-1851) was President Jackson's Secretary of the Navy (1831-1834) and Secretary of the Treasury (1834-1837), continuing in the Treasury when Van Buren became President (1837-1841). In 1845, Woodbury was appointed Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court by President Polk, serving until his death in 1851. Woodbury's other elected offices also included Governor of New Hampshire (1823-1824) and U.S. Senator from the state (1825-1831, 1841-1845). He sought the Democratic Presidential nomination in 1848. Lightly creased with folds, vertical fold at the "L" of Levi. Lightly soiled, ink stain on verso of integral leaf. Nicked at blank right edge at upper horizontal fold. Overall, fine condition.

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