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    Thomas L. McKenney to Dolley Madison Autograph Letter Signed,"Tho L McKenney". Three pages, 7.5" x 10.0", New York City, December 29, 1848. Thomas L. McKenney (1785-1858), a Georgetown merchant, was appointed Superintendent of Indian Affairs in 1816 by President James Madison. He went on to author the 3-volume "History of the Indian Tribes" and maintained a relationship with the Madison Family. This letter partially reads, "...I hope to be excused for taxing your memory...the only Interview I ever had with Mr. Madison, upon any subject connected with General Armstrong, was on F. Street, (he being on horseback) when I was Commissioned by General Smith, in Company with Major Williams to report to the President, the state of revolt in which the Troops on Windmill Hill, were thrown, on the Appearance of General Armstrong among them, after the Conflagration of the Capitol...It is for History I ask this Information -- as well as to shew before it shall have passed to the final record, the falsehood of connecting me with this 'Hanson and Bavie' Committee...". Light soiling, one small perforation, browning on the center crease. Overall Very Good condition. A few unrelated pencil notations and brief red manuscript biography of McKenney on blank back panel. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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