May 04, 2017 - Sale 2446

Sale 2446 - Lot 40

Price Realized: $ 6,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
SIGNER GERRY, ELBRIDGE. Autograph Letter Signed, "E Gerry," as Vice President, to former SC Governor John Drayton, retained draft, written on the verso of terminal leaf of Drayton's 3-page letter to him, thanking Drayton: for congratulations sent upon being appointed, for his governorship, and for delivering the Vice President's address before the Senate. 1 page, small folio; remnants of prior mounting at right edge affecting last word of each line (but still legible), separation at horizontal fold repaired verso with tissue. (MRS) Washington, 24 June 1813

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"I thank you . . . for your kind congratulation on my appointment to the office which I have the honor to fill. . . .
"And now . . . permit me in turn to express the most sincere & the highest degree of satisfaction, which results from the repeated honors, which a grateful State & nation have tendered to yourself, & which you have been able to accept with that conscious rectitude of mind, which alone can stamp them with their real worth. To So. Carolina & the others, southern, the middle, & the western States, are we indebted for the preservation of our liberties; & I trust in God, that their bright example will restore . . . Sister States which have yielded to the delusions of a debased foreign administration. . . ."