PRESIDENT MILLARD FILLMORE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/12/1836 - HFSID 5028
Sale Price $2,210.00
Between congressional terms, Fillmore writes to a law client.
Autograph Letter Signed: "Millard Fillmore" as Congressman-elect, 1p, 7¾x12. Buffalo, New York, 1836 November 12. Addressed by him on verso to: "J. Dexter, Esq./Counsellor &c/Albany/N.Y." Oval "Buffalo, NY, Nov 12" postmark. In full: "I wrote you on the 13th ult. in relation to Mr. Fairbanks, and on the day following received a letter from his attorney in answer to mine, a copy of which I enclosed to you. Not being certain as to some of the names I concluded to wait your direction before I commenced a suit. Not having heard from you and fearing that my letter has either miscarried or been misunderstood, I venture to call your attention to the subject." In 1830, 30-year-old lawyer Millard Fillmore moved to Buffalo from Aurora, New York. He soon became a partner with Nathan K. Hall and Solomon G. Haven in the law firm of Fillmore, Hall & Haven. Fillmore, who served as U.S. Representative from New York (1833-1835, 1837-1843), remained with the firm until 1847, the year he was elected New York State Comptroller. The law firm was considered one of the top in western New York and had a record of taking on the most important law suits in its section of the state. Fillmore's former partner Hall later served as Fillmore's Postmaster General (1850-1852). Remnant of red wax seal at top center, tiny stains from seal touch signature. Lightly creased in upper left margin, vertical fold touches "d" in Millard. Overall, fine condition.
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