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    Martin Van Buren Letter Signed "M Van Buren." Two pages with integral blank, 8" x 9.75", "Legation of the United States," London, February 28, 1832. Addressed to Col. Thomas Aspinwall, the longtime American consul in London, Van Buren, who had arrived in London as U.S. Minister to the United Kingdom a few months earlier, writes that he has received an extract of a letter from Secretary of State Edward Livingston wanting "information as to the probable effect upon the commerce and revenue of the United States, and the interests and usefulness of the Consulates at Liverpool & Bristol, of the establishment of Commercial or Consular Agencies in the principal manufacturing towns of England." Knowing that Aspinwall has been an economic fixture in England for some time, he asks him to "communicate to me your ideas upon the subject." Folds are weak with separation at the lower edge and through the middle of the main vertical fold. Docketed on the blank. Unbeknownst to Van Buren, the future president's appointment as minister was rejected by the Senate one month earlier - by one vote.

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