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    John Tyler Autograph Letter Signed as president with a copy of Life of John Tyler. Two integral pages, 4.25" x 7.25", [Washington], May 5, 1842, to Secretary of War John C. Spencer, in full: "I advised Mr. Irwin, Col Robinson and Col Butler to call on you a few days since in reference to the vacant store keepership at Pittsburg. And I also desired them to say that my feelings were decidedly in favour of young Butler as the successor of his father. But that I desired you to be consulted about it. Since then I have not heard from you. Can there be any good objection to gratifying the wishes of these gentlemen." Smoothed folds. Heavy ink has bled through slightly, but the text is in superb condition.

    With Life of John Tyler, President of the United States, Up to the Close of the Second Session of the Twenty-Seventh Congress. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1843. 8vo, viii, 256 pages. Engraved portrait of Tyler as frontispiece. Modern plain wraps. Binding is tight. Housed with the letter in a green, cloth clamshell cover. Lightly toned; light foxing throughout, but more moderate in the first few pages.


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    April, 2012
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