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This New York politician and civil servant served that state as Democratic senator from 1844 to 1851; he was on Lincoln's short list of vice presidential candidates in 1864. ALS, 2pp (lettersheet), 8" X 10", Binghamton, NY, 1847 April 2. Addressed to C.H. Lawrence. Very good. Minor binding traces at left margin. Gracious note regarding a constituent for whom he would like to find a job, reading in part: "The friend of Mr David A. Hull of whom I spoke at Washington are exceedingly desirous, and for reasons of an imperative character, to obtain a situation for him in the customs. My personal acquaintance with him is limited but I am pleased with his modest & manly bearing & am assured by those in whose opinions I confide that he is highly worthy and deserving and there are interesting and numerous family are dependant upon his success. I feel a strong anxiety for this Gentlemans application and beg that you will consider him with especial favor and if consistent with the public interest and the [ ? ] of the service give him an appointment." Large, bold and legibly penned in brown ink. Bookseller Inventory # 40519

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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