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Lot 1544

Van Buren, Martin (1782-1862) 8th President of the U.S. (1837-41). Elected governor of New York in 1828, he became one of Andrew Jackson's supporters and resigned (1829) to become Jackson's secretary of state (1829-31). He was Jackson's running mate in the 1832 presidential election and was elected vice president. Largely through Jackson's influence, he was the Democratic candidate for president in 1836 and won. He was defeated for reelection in 1840 by William Henry Harrison, the Whig Party candidate. He remained a power in Democratic politics, but in 1848 he ran for president as the candidate of the Free-Soil Party and managed to throw the election to Zachary Taylor. He supported Abraham Lincoln in the secessionist crisis.

Free Frank ("Free / M. Van Buren"). One page, small quarto, Kinderhook, New York, n.d. (illegible). Addressed in Van Buren's hand to "Chapelden Ellis Esquire / at / New York." Postmark and "Free" stamp. Adhesive and paper residue at one edge from earlier mounting; torn when wax seal removed; expected folds; minor toning; hand smudge at "C" in Chapelden. Overall, very good condition.
Estimated Value $300 - 500.
Please note the extensive collection of Presidential biographies in our Political Memorabilia section.

Realized $242

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