Lot #11
John Tyler

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Estimate: $600+


ALS as president signed “J. Tyler,” one page, 4.5 x 7, August 16, 1844. Letter to John Branch, the Territorial Governor of Florida, in part: "Serious complaints are made by the judge ag'st Dorr the Marshall of W. Florida…What say you." In very good to fine condition, with light staining and soiling. On September 13, 1841, President John Tyler appointed Ebenezer Dorr as U.S. Marshal of the Western District of the Territory of Florida. Here, President Tyler refers to complaints by an abolitionist who said that Marshall Dorr was especially cruel to those who aided slaves in escaping, going so far as to personally brand them with a hot iron.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #568 - Ended October 10, 2019

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