PRESIDENT MILLARD FILLMORE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 10/26/1869 - HFSID 16381
Sale Price $1,020.00
Re: the whereabouts of his former Secretary of War.
ALS: "Millard Fillmore", 1p, 5x8. Buffalo, 1869 October 26. To Carroll Spencer, Esq. In full: "In reply to your inquiry, I would state that Charles M. Conrad was living in New Orleans when I last heard from him." Fillmore had returned to Buffalo, New York to resume his law practice after leaving the Presidency. On August 15, 1850, President Fillmore had named Charles Magill Conrad as his Secretary of War. For the two weeks between the death of Secretary of State Daniel Webster and the swearing in of Edward Everett (October 25th to November 6, 1852), Conrad also served as Secretary of State ad interim. Conrad, who had served as a Whig in the U.S. Senate representing Louisiana from 1842-1843 and in the House from 1849-1850, returned to New Orleans and wasone of the leaders of the state's secessionist movement in 1860.A Deputy from Louisiana in the Montgomery Provisional Congress of 1861, Conrad served in the 1st and 2nd Confederate Congresses (1862-1864) and as a Brigadier General in the Confederate Army. After the Civil War, he resumed his practice of law in New Orleans, where he died in 1878. Fillmore died in Buffalo in 1874. Folds, vertical fold touches "r" in Millard, horizontal fold touches the upper "F","ll". Paper clip stain at upper blank margin. Light glue stain in blank area above date. Mounting strip along right edge of verso lightly shows through. Overall, fine condition.
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