DescriptionHenry Lee IV Autograph Letter Signed. Six pages, 7" x 9.25, December 4, 1836, Paris. Folds and light toning, else very fine.
Henry (Black Horse Harry) Lee, a half-brother of General Robert E. Lee, was a speech writer for John C. Calhoun as well as the presidential candidate Andrew Jackson. When Jackson won the presidency Lee helped to write the inaugural address. President Jackson rewarded Lee by a consular appointment to Algeria however, the senate refused the confirmation. Lee spent the remaining seven years of his life traveling abroad. He died in Paris France fifty-six days after writing this letter.
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