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    Salmon P. Chase Lot of Two Autograph Letters Signed to Justice John McLean. One page each, 8" x 10". Cincinnati, Sept. 21, 1838; and New York, July 8, 1850, with great personal content including mention of his third wife's failing health, and the spread of cholera in Cincinnati. Each is docketed on the verso of the integral sheet by McLean. Both letters in fine condition.

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    The 1838 letter is a letter of introduction for Charles I. Hendee: "Mr. Hendee... acts as agent for the complaininat in the case of Worcester Hopeland vv McGuffy Smith et al, and visits Richalnd for the purpose of laying the papers in that case before you and making application for an injunction."

    July 8, 1850, Chase writes: "Belle's [his third wife Sarah Bella Dunlop Ludlow] residence at Northampton was detrimental... I left Washington Wednesday evening to be with her. Here we consulted Dr. [illeg.] who advises certain remedies & a residence in New Jersey. Today I have her comfortably settled in Morristown. Her health has somewhat improved... Tomorrow I have to go for Kate and the children..." Despite Chase's many efforts to care for his wife, she would die of tuberculosis in 1852. "...I see the cholera has again appeared in Cincinnati and doubtless it will spread... entirely through the country..."



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    Auction Dates
    March, 2009
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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