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Madison, James (1751-1863) Autograph Letter Signed, 22 November 1810.

Auction:
2950B
Lot:
114A
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$3,321$2,700

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2950B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 30, 2016 11:00AM

Description:

Madison, James (1751-1863) Autograph Letter Signed, 22 November 1810. Single leaf of wove paper, signed as President, inscribed over one page. To surveyor and mathematician Andrew Ellicott (1754-1820), assuring him that letters from the National Institute of France are of great import, and that he will happily send them along with the State Department's correspondence to France. Old folds, even toning, 9 x 7 1/4 in.
"Dear Sir, I have rec'd your letter of the 14th; and shall consider any aid in facilitating your intercourse with the National Institute at Paris as too much due to the object of it, not to be readily afforded. Your letters forwarded either to me or to the Dept. of State, will be always attended to, in making up the communications to our Minister at that place.
With my friendly wishes accept assurances of my respect, & esteem, James Madison"
Provenance: The Estate of David Spinney.
Estimate $2,000-3,000


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David Spinney, Andrew Ellicott, Autograph, Autograph letter, Episcopal Church United States), James Madison, United States, France

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