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    Millard Fillmore Letter Signed. One page, 8" x 9", October 21, 1853, Buffalo. In this letter, Fillmore informs Captain Henry W. Benham of Washington that he has received "the Portfolio containing a set of the Maps and Charts of the last survey". Fine. Framed and matted with a likeness of Fillmore to an overall size of 25" x 17.25".

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    In 1853, Captain Benham was the superintending engineer of the sea wall protecting the Washington D.C. naval yard. Later during the Civil War, Benham was promoted to brigadier general. This letter reads in part: "I am happy to inform you that the Portfolio containing a set of the Maps and Charts of the last survey came safely to hand some days since for which I am very greatly obliged."



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