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(1780-1850). Vice President of the United States under Martin Van Buren (1837-41); commanded KY regiment in engagements against British in lower Canada in 1813; US Congressman and Senator from Kentucky. ALS "Rh: M: Johnson," 1p, 7½"x9¾", Washington, DC, Feb 9, 1815. From the House of Representatives to Secretary of the Navy Benjamin Crowningshield enclosing "a proposition from a most worthy man Col. John Thomson; also I have heretofore enclosed one from Willam Warren a most worthy man. It is important that I should give these men an answer to their propositions; will you therefore let me now your determination when convenient.." Darkly penned and signed. Informative docket indicates that the proposition was in regard to selling yarn and twine and taking payment in public lands. Addressed in his holograph on verso. Red wax seal remnant present. Slightly irregular right edge with very small paper loss, fold lightly transverses signature; occasional ink smudging; light show-through; else VG/Fine.

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550: RICHARD MENTOR JOHNSON

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818 N. MOUNTAIN AVE #201
UPLAND, CA 91786
United States
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