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Description: POLITICIANS
A group of four pieces by prominent politicians, the first: HENRY DEARBORN (1751 - 1829) American military officer and Secretary of War, fought at Bunker Hill, in Arnold's Quebec expedition, ay at Wyoming Valley, and in the War of 1812 took Fort George and York with heavy losses, manuscript L.S. 1p. 4to., Washington, Nov. 8, 1805, to the Governor of Kentucky, directing him to make a "...Return of the Militia of the State of Kentucky...by the first day of January next...". Boldly signed, with original (detached) address panel, overall very good; HENRY WILSON (1812 - 1875) Vice President under U.S. Grant and a founder of the Free Soil Party. A.L.S. as Vice President, 2pp. 8vo., Washington, July 14, 1874, on official letterhead to "My dear Bird", in part: "...I deeply regret that I can not be at your home of affliction...I deeply sympathize with you...", very good; LEVI WOODBURY (1789-1851) Associate Justice of the U.S. A.L.S. 1p. 4to., Boston, June 8, 1847, a vague reply to John Whipple regarding an unspecified legal case, very good; and LOU HENRY HOOVER (1874 - 1944) First Lady, wife of Herbert Hoover, 34th President of the United States. Lengthy social content A.L.S. in pencil, 4pp. 4to., [n.p., n.d.], to a Mrs. Sullivan, very good. Together four pieces.

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March 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT

Stamford, CT, US

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