Lot #219
Henry Clay

Henry Clay

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Henry Clay

Distinguished statesman, US senator, secretary of state, speaker of the house, and three-time presidential candidate (1777–1852) who became known as the ‘Great Compromiser’ for his support of the Union prior to the Civil War. ALS signed “H. Clay,” one page, 7.75 x 6, May 12, 1820. Letter to a gentleman. In part: “I will with pleasure take charge of the papers referred to in your letter…There is no limit now…to the priviledge [sic] of franking which is mended to the office I now hold, and the papers will go…securely by the mail.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds. Accompanied by a contemporary docketing panel. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph
  • Dates: #436 - Ended September 10, 2014

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