Lot #15
James K. Polk

Polk forwards a letter to a Confederacy founder
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Estimate: $1000+


Polk forwards a letter to a Confederacy founder

Hand-addressed and free franked mailing envelope, 5.75 x 3.75, addressed in Polk's own hand to "The Hon. Howell Cobb, of Georgia, Ho. Repts," and franked in the upper right corner, "J. K. Polk." Reverse retains the original red wax seal. In fine condition, with light creasing along the top edge. Howell Cobb was a southern Democrat and Georgia politician (1815-1868) who served a Secretary of the Treasury under President James Buchanan. He additionally acted as a congressman, as Speaker of the House, and as the state's 40th Governor, but is perhaps best known as one of the founders of the Confederacy, having served as the President of the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #604 - Ended March 10, 2021