James Knox Polk Autograph Letter Signed, "James K. Polk", 2 1/2 pages with free-franked address panel on verso, 8" x 10", Washington, D.C., January 27, 1832, to John Turney, Galena, Illinois. The letter reads in part: "...Genl. Jackson's administration has been iminently [sic] successful...Though opposed by a violent, well organized and vindictive opposition who spare no pains to thwart his measures , and thereby destroy his usefulness hesitation in believing that his re-election is beyond the possibility of a doubt. In the crises of our affairs, which is just at hs to the country, I have yet no doubt that his administration must in the main continue to be successful, and I have no and, I regard it as fortunate for the country that we have at the helm of affairs a man in whose patriotism firmness and unbending integrity the honest men of all parties have confidence...". A few small splits and old repairs. Good condition.
    The recipient, an attorney and friend of the future president, is here treated to Polk's rapturous gushing over Old Hickory. Ex. Henry E. Luhrs Collection.

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