ASSOCIATE JUSTICE LEVI WOODBURY - PRINTED DOCUMENT SIGNED IN INK 05/21/1840 - HFSID 154812
LEVI WOODBURY. Partly Printed DS: "Levi Woodbury" as Van Buren's Secretary of the Treasury, 1p, 7¾x9¾. Treasury Department, 1840 May 21. In part: "In compliance
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LEVI WOODBURY. Partly Printed DS: "Levi Woodbury" as Van Buren's Secretary of the Treasury, 1p, 7¾x9¾. Treasury Department, 1840 May 21. 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 Moses Taylor and approve of their determination in regard to said claim, and hereby sanction the award of $236.19 found to be due to the aforesaid claimant...." The 1835 fire ravaged most of New York City north of City Hall, destroying 700 buildings. Levi Woodbury served as Jackson and Van Buren's Secretary of the Treasury from 1834-1841. Appointed Associate Justice by James K. Polk in 1845, Woodbury served until his death in 1851. Horizontal folds, not at signature, are nicked at edges. Lightly creased. Overall, fine condition.
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