AUGUST BELMONT SR. - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 09/20/1850 - HFSID 102207
Sale Price $552.50
AUGUST BELMONT, SR
August Belmont, Sr. sends a manuscript letter giving the rates that he will loan money for.
Manuscript Letter Signed: "August Belmont", 1p, 8x10. New York, 1850 September 20. To Henry Bohlen, Esqr., Philadelphia. In full: "In reply to your favor of the 18 inst I beg to inform you that I am drawing on Sn. Francisco at 5% prem. for 60 days sight, 6% [prem. for] 30 [days sight] at which rates I would supply you with pleasure." Earlier that year, August Belmont (1816-1890), who had served as Consul General for Austria in the U.S. since 1844, had resigned his post in protest of the Austrian government's treatment of Hungary and its patriot, Lajos Kossuth. The previous year, the man who would become the patriarch of an American financial dynasty, had married Caroline Slidell Perry, the daughter of Commodore Perry. At the time of this letter, the couple was the toast of New York society. Folds, vertical fold touches the "t" and paraph of signature. Light show through from postal stamp and 3 remnants of wax seal on verso. Pinhole at blank area at cross fold. Lightly stained and creased.
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