Lot #6
Andrew Jackson

The elderly statesman, with "eyesight so much impaired," writes to one of his "Democratic friends," Pennsylvania Senator and future President James Buchanan
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Estimate: $2000+

Description

The elderly statesman, with "eyesight so much impaired," writes to one of his "Democratic friends," Pennsylvania Senator and future President James Buchanan

ALS, one page, 7.75 x 9.75, March 25, 1843. Addressed from the Hermitage, a handwritten letter to Pennsylvania Senator and future American President James Buchanan, in full: "You will perceive from the inclosed that I have been obliged to use an amanuensis. My debility is so great & my eyesight so much impaired, that often I cannot write for days, and I hope this will be a sufficient excuse for my not directly replying to my Democratic friends whose letter you and your colleague inclosed me. Not knowing where to address your colleague I have taken the liberty to inclose my reply to you, that you may make it known to him. With the assurance of my continued respect & regards, I remain your friend." Addressed on the reverse of the second integral page by Jackson. In very good to fine condition, with creasing, a small seal-related tear, and a small hole affecting one word of text.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation
  • Dates: #608 - Ended May 12, 2021





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