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    Nathaniel Hawthorne Document Signed "Nath. Hawthorne/ US Consul/ Liverpool". One page, 7.5" x 9.5", October 5, 1856, n.p. A deposition reading in part: "Peter Kevan of Bolton in England . . . [testifies that his sister] Elizabeth Kevan came to the age of Twenty one years on the Eleventh day of August last past." In 1952, Hawthorne wrote a campaign biography for his friend and presidential candidate Franklin Pierce (Hawthorne helpfully failed to mention Pierce's alcoholism). After Pierce was elected, he rewarded the renowned author by appointing him to the lucrative position of U.S. consul in Liverpool, a position Hawthorne served until 1857. With smoothed folds. Somewhat uneven left margin; near fine.

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