VICE PRESIDENT LEVI P. MORTON - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 06/18/1892 - HFSID 321484
LEVI P. MORTON The Vice President praises a sample of sauterne, but declines to order any. Autograph Letter signed: "L. P. Morton" as Vice President, 2 pages (front and verso), 4½x3½. Ellerslie, Rhinecliff-on-Hudson, 1892 June 18.
Sale Price $378.00
LEVI P. MORTON
The Vice President praises a sample of sauterne, but declines to order any.
Autograph Letter signed: "L. P. Morton" as Vice President, 2 pages (front and verso), 4½x3½. Ellerslie, Rhinecliff-on-Hudson, 1892 June 18. On personal letterhead to "W Billows [illegible], in full: "I am in receipt of your note of the 15th & have received the sample of sauterne which as requested I have tasted and found it of excellent in flavor, but as I have a full supply have no occasion to give an order. Yours truly". Levi Parsons Morton (1824-1920) was Benjamin Harrison's Vice President from 1889-1893 and Governor of New York from 1895-1897. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 1879, but resigned when President James Garfield appointed him Minister to France from 1881 to 1885. While Minister to France, he drove the ceremonial first rivet into the Statue of Liberty in 1881, the 100th anniversary of General Lord Cornwallis' surrender at Yorktown, which ended the Revolutionary War. Morton accepted the statue on July 4, 1884 and, on that day, became the first American to climb the statue to the top. He was a staunch defender of the gold standard, a major plank in Republican platforms of that era. Lightly toned, corners slightly creased. Fine condition.
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