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Tyler, John
Appointment To The Treasury Department.; Signed as President
Washington DC: September 14th, 1841. 16" x 12.5", written in secretarial hand in blue ink and signed by the President and Recorder in brown ink. Blue lined paper, folded into eighths, with most of the script in one section and the registration in the facing. Ghosting from signature on adjacent panel. On one blank section has some historical pencil cipher and a small piece of period adhesive, likely from recording sleeve, light toning on two folded outside sections. James Nelson Barker (1784 - 1858) served for 17 years, until his death, in this role as U. S. Acting Comptroller. Prior to this he had a much more colorful history. At an early age his father sent him to Washington to gain political experience and prepare himself for a political career. There he sought patronage from James Madison. He rose to the rank of Major following the War of 1812. He spent a good deal of his service incapacitated as a result of a duel. Following the war he returned to his hometown of Philadelphia and worked a dual career as politician and actor, playwright and theater critic. These connection led to his election as mayor of Philadelphia in 1819. He worked on the successful campaigns of both Andrew Jackson and Van Buren. John Tyler (1790 - 1862) was the tenth president of the United States from 1841 to 1845. He has the distinction of being elected to both Houses of Representatives, Governor of Virginia and Vice President. He rose to the Presidency upon the death of William Harrison, one month into his term. "I hereby appoint James N. Barker Acting Comptroller of the Treasure /s/ John Tyler / … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Montgomery Rare Books (montgomery_rare_books) [Portland, Oregon, United States]
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