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    James K. Polk Autograph Letter Signed as President. One page with integral blank, 8" x 10"; September 11, 1846. Writing to Secretary of the Navy John Y. Mason: "Will you do me the favour to call at 9 o'clock this morning? I desire to see the Cabinet at that hour." Signed, "James K. Polk."

    A scarce and important letter, hand-delivered at an early hour calling for cabinet meeting. No indication is present regarding the urgency for a meeting, but at the time, General Zachary Taylor was moving his forces toward Monterey Mexico. Taylor's forces attacked on September 20, 1846; and the Mexican forces surrendered four days later.

    Condition: Flattened folds, with ghosting of the text at bottom. Light soiling on verso of blank integral. Bold ink on bright paper.


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    October, 2016
    19th Wednesday
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