Lot #399
Judah P. Benjamin Autograph Letter Signed

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Estimate: $600+

Description

British-born American politician and lawyer (1811-1884) who, after serving in the US Senate and rejecting nomination to the Supreme Court, served variously as attorney general, secretary of war, and secretary of state for the Confederacy. Uncommon ALS, one page, 7.75 x 9.75, February 27, 1835. Handwritten letter to Washington Moody, in part: "I have at length the pleasure of enclosing you a check for the amount of claim against Mr. Parton—as follows," listing several line items amounting to $251.09. He adds a postscript signed with his initials, "J. P. B.," in full: "I collect claims for sums over one thousand dollars at five per ct." In very good to fine condition, with old clear tape over various fold splits.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation
  • Dates: #620 - Ended November 10, 2021





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