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John Tyler Rare ALS as VP, Only 2 or 3 Others Have Sold Dated in this 30 Day Period
1841. Tyler (President) John John Tyler Rare ALS as VP, Only 2 or 3 Others Have Sold Dated inthis 30 Day PeriodJOHN TYLER, Autograph Letter Signed, to Unknown, March 10, 1841,Washington, D.C. 1 p., 7.875" x 7.875". Trimmed, backed withtissue, and expertly conserved; some soiling and small stains.In this rare letter from his very brief tenure as Vice Presidentof the United States (March 4-April 4, 1841), John Tyler (1790-1862)recommends Robert N. Crittenden (ca. 1818-1853) of Lancaster County,Virginia, for a position as a clerk in one of the departments of the federalgovernment. The letter may have been sent to President William Henry Harrison(1773-1841). By the time a clerk added a file note on the verso three monthslater, Harrison was dead, and Tyler had been President for two months.We can locate only two other examples at auction of a letter ofTyler's in this period, both more than 20 years ago. The first sold for over$7,000 and the second, over $3,500, both at Christie's.The subject of the letter was likely related to U.S. Senator JohnJ. Crittenden (1787-1863) of Kentucky, who was serving as U.S. Attorney Generaland who had attended Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia with Tyler in 1806.Like many of Tyler's cabinet members, Crittenden resigned in September 1841in protest over Tyler's departure from the Whig Party's agenda.Complete Transcript Washington City March 10th1841. Mr Crittenden of Virginia is a member ofa highly respectable Family in the State of Virginia, and is a young man welldeserving your attention, amicable in his deportment, and attentive to hisbusines … [Click Below for Full Description]
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