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    American Statesmen Autograph Collection -- Polk, Taylor, Fillmore, & Buchanan Presidencies. Offered in this lot are the following items (all generally fine condition unless noted):

    George Bancroft. Secretary of the Navy under Polk. Two Autograph Letters Signed and one Typed Letter Signed.

    Isaac Toucey. Attorney General under Polk, U.S. Senator, Secretary of the Navy under Buchanan. Autograph Letter Signed.

    Reverdy Johnson. U.S. Senator, Attorney General under Taylor. Two Autograph Letters Signed.

    David Rice Atchison. U.S. Senator. (Was he really president for one day?) Rare signature.

    Alexander Hugh Holmes Start. Secretary of the Interior under Fillmore. Two page Autograph Letter Signed.

    Horatio King. Postmaster General under Buchanan. Post Office Document Signed.

    Howell Cobb. U.S. Congressman, Secretary of the Treasury under Buchanan. Autograph Letter Signed.

    David R. Porter. Pennsylvania Governor. Autograph Letter Signed to President James Buchanan (Fair condition). From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2006
    20th-21st Monday-Tuesday
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