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    Author Washington Irving Autograph Letter Signed one page, 7" x 9" matted and framed with engraved portrait to 24" x 15.75", New York City, April 5, 1849, to William Meredith, probably Washington, D.C. The letter reads, "Understanding that my neighbor Mr. Ezek.Tompkins is an applicant for a clerkship in your department I take the liberty of backing his application by testifying to his excellent character his correct conduct and his capacity for the situation required. He is of a most respectable and influential family in my neighborhood in the country and his father Mr. Stephen B Tompkins is one of our most active and public spirited men." The recipient of this letter had recently been named to Zachary Taylor's cabinet as Secretary of the Treasury. Evenly toned paper, smoothed folds. Very good condition.

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