DANIEL WEBSTER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 265361
Sale Price $552.50
Daniel Webster sends an autograph letter of recommendation for George Sullivan.
Autograph Letter Signed: "Yrs Always/D. Webster", 1p, 8x10. No place, no date. Addressed by Webster on verso of integral leaf to: "Daniel Abbot Esqr, Dunstable". In full: "George Sullivan Esqr, whom you know I suppose, in all ways, certainly every way but by personal intercourse, is travelling your way & will be glad to See all the good people - May I commend him to your kindness, & be the means of making two good men better known to each other". Daniel Webster represented Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate from 1827-1841 and 1845-1850. In 1841, he resigned from the Senate to join President William Henry Harrison's cabinet as Secretary of State. He stayed on in Tyler's cabinet, resigning in 1843 and returning to the Senate in 1845. One of America's greatest orators, Webster once again resigned his Senate seat to become Fillmore's Secretary of State on July 22, 1850. At the Whig National Convention held in Baltimore June 17-20, 1852, Secretary of State Webster received 29 votes on the first ballot; President Fillmore had 133 votes and General Winfield Scott had 131 votes. Webster's staunch supporters only succeeded in giving the presidential nomination to Scott on the 53rd ballot. Gravely disappointed, Webster refused to support or campaign for the Whig ticket. Shortly before the election, he died in Marshfield on October 24, 1852 at the age of 70. Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. Rippled. Lightly toned. Address leaf is lightly soiled. Two ¾-inch tears at blank portions above and below address at horizontal folds. Overall, fine condition.
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