Oct 22, 2015 - Sale 2394

Sale 2394 - Lot 171

Price Realized: $ 4,420
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POLK, JAMES K. Autograph Letter Signed, as President, to his Secretary of Treasury Robert J. Walker, approving the removal of a clerk suspected of opposing the administration. 1 page, 4to, with integral blank; remnants of prior mounting along left edge recto, folds. Washington, 22 September 1848

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". . . I am satisfied with the explanation given of the transaction about which I wrote to you. I approve of the removal of the Clerk in the Naval office. The cause stated by you, was amply sufficient to justify it. In all cases of like--partizan . . . opposition to the administration--removals should be made. I have great confidence in Mr. Somerset[?], and have no doubt he will discreetly and properly exercise his authority, in such cases as may require it. I suggest to you, that you have a c ... ". . . I am satisfied with the explanation given of the transaction about which I wrote to you. I approve of the removal of the Clerk in the Naval office. The cause stated by you, was amply sufficient to justify it. In all cases of like--partizan . . . opposition to the administration--removals should be made. I have great confidence in Mr. Somerset[?], and have no doubt he will discreetly and properly exercise his authority, in such cases as may require it. I suggest to you, that you have a conversation with him on the subject, before you leave New York."