DescriptionAttorney General Benjamin F. Butler Autograph Quote Signed "B. F. Butler". One page, 7" x 4.25", Washington, February 9, 1835, to Anna Ellsworth, granddaughter of Chief Justice Oliver Ellsworth. The Attorney General pens a short poem for Anna Ellsworth incorporating a line from Proverbs 31:30. With a bold Butler signature and in fine condition.
It reads, in full: "To Miss Anna I'd quote, in words very few, A maxim to which great attention is due, For 'tis stamp'd with the wisdom that comes from above, And was specially meant for the Daughter of Love, - 'Favour is deceitful & Beauty is vain, but a woman that feareth the Lord, She shall be praised.' B. F. Butler Washington Feby. 9.th 1835".
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