Scarce Autographed Letter Signed

ATHERTON, Charles Gordon (1804 - 1853)

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Place Published: Nashua
Date Published: 1838

Description: 2 pages (front and back), 9.75 x 8 inches, Nashua, October 25, 1838, apologizing to a constituent who is trying to secure an appointment as Purser in the U.S. Navy, in part: "...I do not have a personal acquaintence with Mr. [Hiram] Paulding and feel some delicacy about writing him directly on the subject..." Natural folds; very good(+) condition.

Comments: Atherton was a Democratic politician from New Hampshire who served in both the Senate and the House of Representatives, dying at age 48. He is best known for his staunch stance on states-rights issues and what appears to be his support of slavery. Paulding, who served in the Navy from the War of 1812 to the Civil War, was eventually appointed a Commodore by President Lincoln.

Signed: Y
Binding: unbound
Language: English
Type: Autographs

Book ID: 216212

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