Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Henry Clay Autograph Letter Signed, "H Clay". One page, 7.5" x 7.5", Washington, D.C., December 25, 1827, to one I.G. Rowland. This letter was written while the versatile Clay served as United States Secretary of State. Writing on Christmas Day, he amazingly took the time to respond to a request for a minor favor. The letter partially reads, "I recd your letter of the 22d inst in recommendation of...Mr. Nehemiah Stockly, whose wishes I should be glad to promote....At present there is no vacant clerkship in the Department to which I am attached. If any should occur, I will give to his application full consideration. I do not interfere with appointments in the other departments, but if there should be any vacancies I will take pleasure in bearing such testimony in his behalf as I may be able to render. I am glad to learn from you that the friends of the Administration are likely to act in harmony, in the support of a candidate to Congress. More depends on the decision of Delaware, in respect to that election, than is generally believed...". Normal creases from folds, light fading and browning. Very Good condition. Framed with an engraved portrait of Clay. 20.75" x 13.75" overall. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2006
    20th-21st Monday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 338

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 October 27 Musical Instruments - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    We had a wonderful time in New York during the October 2013 Historical Manuscripts auction that featured my mother’s papers collected during her tenure as Martin Luther King, Jr.’s secretary. In fact, the entire experience from beginning to end has been a pleasure.
    Howard Ballou,
    Brandon, MS
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $616,190