Edward P. Livingston 1818 Autograph Letter Signed Signed, "Edwd P. Livingston," one page, 8" x 9.75". Clermont, November 3, 1818. In part: "I have just received your favor proposing a meeting of the N R Steam Boat Company this week - I regret it will not be in my power to attend as I am particularly engaged to attend the meeting of an agricultural association on Saturday, nor will I be able to go from home untill I remove to New York with my family for the winter, having made appointments for the ensuing week..." Livingston served in the New York State Senate (1808-1812) and as Lieutenant Governor of New York (1831-1832). His father, Edward Livingston, was Jackson's Secretary of State. His uncle, Robert R. Livingston, aided Robert Fulton in building his steamboat and obtained a short-lived monopoly on steam navigation. The Clermont was the first commercially successful steamboat. Lightly creased, vertical fold touches "d" in signature. Minor smudges affect four words of text. Mounting strip at blank left edge, which is lightly nicked. Overall, fine condition. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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