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Richard Rush (1780-1859) Diplomat. Rush served as United States attorney general from 1814 to 1817. Although he was recognized as an able lawyer, Rush's greatest contributions came in the field of diplomacy. He negotiated treaties that demilitarized the Great Lakes and set the northernmost boundaries between the United States and Canada. He also played a part in the establishment of the Smithsonian Institution. 7 ¾” x 9 ¾” autograph letter signed, Lydenham, May 15, 1833, to P. R. Fendall. “…I have great pleasure in sending the enclosed…the assurances of cordial esteem….” Modest toning in the folds.