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    Andrew Jackson Autograph Letter Signed as President A.L.S. "Andrew Jackson", 1p., 7.75" x 9.75", Washington, May 3, 1834, a letter of introduction addressed to John P. Van Ness, Mayor of Washington. He writes, in part in his large and spidery script: "This will be presented to you by Mr. Grigsby & Col. Smith of Virginia who have been recommended to me from the most respectable sources as gentlemen oh high standing & worth, and who can give any security for any engagement they may wish to engage in... I beg leave to make them known to you. They wish to make some arrangements with you about money matters..." It is likely that the aforementioned Grigsby is related to Confederate General Andrew Jackson Grigsby (his namesake), suggesting a closer acquaintance than this letter infers; and much in keeping with Jackson's practice of promoting the interests of those in his circle. Tipped at the left border to a larger sheet, this letter is in near fine condition with a large bold signature. Accompanied by an H.W. Smith engraving of Jackson.

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    April, 2007
    16th-17th Monday-Tuesday
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