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ASSOCIATE JUSTICE LEVI WOODBURY - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 10/12/1840 - HFSID 154796

LEVI WOODBURY Levi Woodbury signed this manuscript document in 1840, to award interest payments from the sale of public lands to the Treasurer of Missouri. Manuscript document signed "Levi Woodbury" as Secretary of the Treasury. With pencil notations near top of page in unknown hand.

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LEVI WOODBURY
Levi Woodbury signed this manuscript document in 1840, to award interest payments from the sale of public lands to the Treasurer of Missouri.
Manuscript document signed "Levi Woodbury" as Secretary of the Treasury. With pencil notations near top of page in unknown hand. 1 page, 8x9¾, 1 sheet folded. Oct. 12, 1840. Addressed to A. McClellan, Esq., Treasurer of the State of Missouri, Jefferson, Missouri. In full: "Sir; A warrant has this day issued in your favor as Treasurer of the State of Missouri for the sum of $67,233.03 on account of the amount, which has accrued of the 3 pr. ct. Fund from the nett [sic] proceeds of the sales of Public Lands within the said state & reported by the Commissioner of the General Land the 31st Decembr. 1839. This sum $67,233.03 will, as soon as the warrant passes the usual forms of business be transmitted to you by the Treasurer of the U. S. Very Respectfully Sir I remain your Obt. Svt.". Woodbury (1789-1851, born in Francestown, New Hampshire) was President Jackson's Secretary of the Navy (1831-1834) and Secretary of the Treasury (1834-1837), continuing in the Treasury when Martin 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 toned, foxed, soiled and creased. Rear leaf has missing lower right corner. Light nicks at right edge. Discolored along right edge. Folded twice and unfolded. Light tears along folds at right edge. Otherwise in fine condition.

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