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    Zachary Taylor Autograph Letter Signed "Z. Taylor Major Genl. / U. S. Army." One page, 8.5" x 9.5", Baton Rouge, January 28, 1848. Taylor explains his reason for being so tardy responding to an autograph collector's request. In part: "It would at once have been completed with while in New Orleans, had not business & calls put it entirely out of my power to do so; & since my return here, a slight attack of fever has prevented me from doing so until the present moment, which is done with much pleasure."

    Ten months before his election as the twelfth president, General Taylor writes this letter from his home in Louisiana. He died only two years later after serving for only sixteen months - the third shortest presidential tenure. The letter has been laid onto a second sheet for reinforcement. Taylor's text, including his signature, is large, clear, and bold.


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