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Stephen Decatur, Autograph Letter, Signed




Stephen Decatur writes and signs a letter clarifying a candidate for a cashiership.

In full:

Understanding that “the directors of the…Bank have been informed that Mr. Wheeler does not wish for the situation which I have solicited for him, to wit, the cashiership of the branch to be established at…Washington”, Decatur assures Jones that Wheeler is in fact still a candidate for this office….”

Minor marg. dampstain, dust soiling, clean partial fold seps.; panel containing sig. lightly toned, w/some moderate showthrough beneath sig. 

Very Scarce!

Decatur, Stephen (U.S. Navy officer; hero of Tripolitan, Barbary and 1812 Wars; killed in duel  1820)  Autograph Letter, signed.  Washington:  17 Jan. 1817; to Wm. Jones, president, Bank of the U.S.   4to.; 1-1/2p.