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Martin Van Buren, Autograph Letter, Signed

Van Buren Sends Thanks for A “Very Acceptable” Present


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Martin Van Buren, writing on his blind-stamped stationery, writes:

“Many thanks…for your very acceptable present & still more for the kind regards of my excellent friend Mrs. R. which you have pleased to communicate.  I can say with perfect sincerity that I have seldom met with persons who made such favourable impressions upon me as was the case with both of you during our agreeable sojourn at Shaws.

If I ever come to N. York again, which will I hope be the case before long, I shall not fail to find you.  The wines are both very superior and I will thank you to inform me…which wines can be ordered here form Spain & at what prices by the quarter cask….”

On this very day Confederate General Leonidas Polk became the first to invade a neutral state, Kentucky, while the Confederates also invaded the Territory of New Mexico.

Very good; folds; two small stains away from the clear ink writing.