ASSOCIATE JUSTICE LEVI WOODBURY - PRINTED DOCUMENT SIGNED IN INK 03/10/1840 - HFSID 17146
LEVI WOODBURY. Partly Printed DS: "Levi Woodbury" as Van Buren's Secretary of the Treasury, 1p, 8x10. Treasury Department, 1840 March 10.To Messrs J. Hoyt, W.S. Col & B.F. Butler, Commissioners, &c. N. York.
Sale Price $324.00
LEVI WOODBURY. Partly Printed DS: "Levi Woodbury" as Van Buren's Secretary of the Treasury, 1p, 8x10. Treasury Department, 1840 March 10.To Messrs J. Hoyt, W.S. Col & B.F. Butler, Commissioners, &c. N. York. In part: "In compliance with the directions contained in the 4th section of the act of Congress of the 7th of July, 1838, entitled 'An act to remit the duties upon certain goods destroyed by fire at the late conflagration in the city of New York', I have duly examined the testimony, and have compared the same with the statement and adjudication of the Commissioners in the claim of James Lee and approve of their determination in regard to said claim, and hereby sanction the award of $31.55 found to be due to the aforesaid claimant...." Docketed (unknown hand) on verso. From Gleanings and Recollections: No. 1, The New York Fire by Eliza Leslie (from "Parley's Magazine", January 1838): "...the tremendous conflagration which, on the night of December 16, 1835, laid waste so considerable a portion of the mercantile part of the city, is that which is particularly designated by the above title. The light of this awful fire, spreading far and wide...was seen from the north-east end of Philadelphia about ten o'clock...." WOODBURY served as Secretary of the Navy under Jackson (1831-1834) and Secretary of the Treasury under Jackson and Van Buren (1834-1841). Appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court by President Polk in 1845, he served until his death in 1851. Commissioner B.F. BUTLER had served as Jackson and Van Buren's Attorney General from 1833-1838. Creased. Soiled at creased upper right blank corner and lower blank horizontal fold which also has ½-inch tear. Nicked at folds at right edge.
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