DescriptionRoger B. Taney Autograph Letter Signed as Secretary of the Treasury to Benjamin Franklin Butler. One page, 7.75" x 9.75", February 10, 1834, to Benjamin F. Butler. Taney, only having recently vacated his position as United States Attorney General, writes a letter to his successor, Benjamin F. Butler, with a confidential enclosure (not present). With the usual fold creases and with mounting remnants on the verso which have resulted in a small closed tear and a small area of loss only slightly affecting a docket on the verso. Otherwise the letter is in very good condition.
The letter reads in full: "My Dear Sir: The inclosed [sic] letter you will perceive as confidential. I am surprised to learn that the property has been sold & there seems to have been no reason for the continuance of the case if a sale has actually been made. Very truly yours, R. B. Taney". Docketed on verso: "Late Attorney General of the United States".
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