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[Thomas Ledger Hutchinson]
Autograph Letter (retained copy) from the "Mayors Office, Charleston, S.C. Feby 21st 1849" Addressed "To His Excellency James K. Polk President of the United States."
Charleston: Thomas Ledger Hutchinson, 1849. Letter. 8" x 10" one page letter on blue unlined paper. Folded vertically and horizontally. Two small tape repairs on the verso. Old ink word "Duplicate" written on the verso of the letter. The letter reads, "Sir, As the Period is now at hand, when you retire from the high office whose duties you have administered with so much honor to yourself and prosperity to our Country - to seek the tranquil enjoyments of home - The City Council of Charleston in behalf the Citizens, without distinction of party, desirous that an opportunity should be afforded them to testify their approval of the firm and constitutional ground you have maintained upon the momentous question of Southern rights, & the consistency hat has marked your official career from the dawn to its close - have directed me to write you to visit the City on your way homeward, as the honored guest of the City, & to receive from them those demonstrations respect your public conduct so justly demands. Permit me sir on this occasion to make known my personal satisfaction in having been made the organ of representing the desire of our Citizens & to subscribe myself with the highest consideration, Yr. Obt. Servt. T. L. Hutchinson Mayor" Very good. Item #9264 This letter was addressed to Polk less than two weeks before his term ended. Polk's diary entry for February 26, 1849, acknowledges his receipt of a letter from the "Mayor of Charleston, S.C., inviting me on behalf of the City Council to visit Charleston on my way home as the "guest of the City". I answered the letter & accept … [Click Below for Full Description]
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