Webster, Daniel (1782-1852) Autograph Letter Signed, 24 April 1823; [and] Autograph Note Signed, 5 October 1846.
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Webster, Daniel (1782-1852) Autograph Letter Signed, 24 April 1823; [and] Autograph Note Signed, 5 October 1846. The letter on a large wove paper quarto bifolium, inscribed over three pages, with a postmarked self-envelope. To James Sheafe Esquire of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, regarding the case of the ship Apollo and the brigs Charlotte Murdock and Juno, taken by the French. Old folds, hole created when the letter was opened repaired, 9 3/4 x 8 in.
The note on small octavo wove paper bifolium, inscribed over three and a half pages. To his son Fletcher Webster (1818-1862), who served as Chief Clerk of the United States State Department, regarding State Department correspondence from England; conveying a letter from Edward Everett and a personal letter (not present) to deliver to the President (Polk); enclosing also a letter from General Lewis Cass (1782-1866) (also not present) "which you will please lay before the President and take his advice. He will probably direct you to write a civil answer, thanking the General for his faithful and useful services abroad and yielding to his wish to return to this country. It ought, I think, to be rather a cordial letter, as I believe Genl. C. is coming home with some expectation of acting a political part. The President will readily give the proper direction." Old folds, torn and separations along those folds, some reinforcements, 7 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. (2)
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