Oct 27, 2022 - Sale 2619

Sale 2619 - Lot 19

Price Realized: $ 1,188
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
ASTOR, JOHN JACOB. Autograph Letter Signed, as President of the NY branch of the Bank of the United States (BUS), to BUS Director John Savage, sending a power of attorney [likely enabling Savage to make certain decisions concerning the BUS on his behalf; not present], instructing him to keep the papers until meeting or send them or store them at the bank, recommending a director for the proposed Albany branch and warning against another candidate. 2 pages, 4to, with integral address leaf (now detached), addressed in holograph; short closed tear at right edge verso repaired with glue, folds. New York, 4 January 1818

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"Yesterday I sent you by mail my letter of Att[orne]y to voat [sic] for me & others at the election. I now enclose you an other power which you will also make use of by attaching it to my power with those already sent to you, the whole of these papers you will either keep for me till I will have the pleasure of seeing you or have them all put up & sent to me by Mr. Bolton or put them in the Bank for me. Should there be a Branch established at Albany, I would recommend William Dure[?] Esq'e as one of the directors, he is a very Respectable man & of fine talents--A Mr. Gilbert Stewart I understand is on the list of candidates. I am informed that he is a very Improper Character, this in confidence."