Fillmore advises a young man: "Read the lives of Franklin [and] Washington... and imitate their examples"

    Millard Fillmore Autograph Letter Signed. One page with blank integral, 5" x 8". Buffalo, New York; March 21, 1857. A letter to Daniel F. Davis sending advice. In part: "...industry and honesty are the great elements of success in life. Read the lives of Franklin, Washington and other self-made men and imitate their examples, and with a Blessing of Divine Providence you may reasonably hope for a comfiture of wealth and as much distinction as an ordinary ambition should covet." Signed, "Millard Fillmore." Docketed on verso by the recipient.

    Condition: Usual mail folds. Light soiling to exterior of integral blank, which also bears a small bit of mounting remnant at top covering a few letters of the docket. Accompanied by a steel engraving of Fillmore.

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