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PRESIDENT MARTIN VAN BUREN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/18/1841 - HFSID 5110

MARTIN VAN BUREN Thirteen days before his term ends, the President sends his autograph and references Andrew Jackson. Autograph Letter Signed: "M. Van Buren" as President, 1p, 8x10. Washington, 1841 February 18. To Rev. Olean T. Keeler.

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MARTIN VAN BUREN
Thirteen days before his term ends, the President sends his autograph and references Andrew Jackson.
Autograph Letter Signed: "M. Van Buren" as President, 1p, 8x10. Washington, 1841 February 18. To Rev. Olean T. Keeler. In full: "I comply with your request by sending you my autograph and also that of Genl. Jackson (not included)." No salutation. As the 58-year-old President prepared to leave office, he answered this autograph request, also sending the autograph (not present) of his predecessor, 73-year-old Andrew Jackson, who was then living in retirement at his Nashville, Tennessee estate, the Hermitage. Van Buren had served as Jackson's Secretary of State and Vice President. Elected President in 1836, Van Buren had been renominated at the Democratic Convention held in Baltimore May 5-7, 1840. In the November 3, 1840 election, Whig William Henry Harrison defeated Van Buren 234-60 electoral votes. Mounted to brown paper of the same size. Folds, 1 vertical touches the "B". Shaded margins just touch the "n" in Buren. ¼-inch diagonal tear at blank left margin (all paper intact), repaired by mounting on verso. Overall, fine condition.

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