Washington: 1815. Fine content one-page letter signed "A.J. Dallas,", 7.25 x 8 inches, Treasury Department, [Washington], October 12, 1815, with a reference to the British burning of Washington, D.C., in part: "...The petition questioned by Mssr, Tappan and Seale, for a remition of the forfeiture of goods impounded, cannot be found on the files of my office. It probably was mislaid, or destroyed during the invasion of Washington. You will, therefore, be pleased to postpone legal proceedings to enforce the.....
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Washington: 1815. 1 page, 3 x 5 inches, Treasury Department "A.J. Dallas", October 12, , with ox-blood circular "Washington" postal marking, lightly struck with the addition of a hand stamped cancellation "Free", addressed to A. Robbins, Esquire, District Attorney, Newport, Rhode Island. This example is nicely centered on a larger page with minimal foxing and overall is in very good(+) condition. U.S. Secretary of the Treasury during the War of 1812, serving from 1814 - 1816.