Nov 08, 2018 - Sale 2492

Sale 2492 - Lot 133

Price Realized: $ 585
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
HANNIBAL HAMLIN. Group of 7 letters, each Signed, "H. Hamlin," to various recipients, on various topics, including 6 Autograph Letters. Together 11 pages, 4to or 8vo, four with an integral blank; generally good condition. Vp, 1849-86

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24 January 1850, to [Charles G.?] Bellamy: "I learn from reliable quarters that the same influences which attempted to defeat Dr. Hubbard last summer are now in active opperation [sic] to defeat me. My object in writing you is to enquire if you will not confer with [Franklin?] Peirce & Wentworth, and have the Rep[ublican]s in So. Berwick, York, Mills & Lyman seen . . . . If not, have such seen as are in your section of the country. . . . I will assure you it shall be remembered most faithfully by me & I will pay any expence . . . ."

26 May 1850, to Bellamy: ". . . [A] little encouragement would make [Hobbs] feel stronger. Dorn & Titcomb have so far gone to stave off, & by voting with the Whig & free soilers, have done it. Will the democracy of Old York sustain such a course[?] . . ."

26 April 1855, to Senate Secretary Asbury Dickens: ". . . Dear Mrs. H[amlin] left us calm as the setting sun which shed its light upon her, and without a struggle she passes to her last repose . . . ."

5 October 1865, LS, to Daniel W. Lord: "The Secretary of the Treasury has requested me to give him my views . . . . It seems to me important that some plan should be devised whereby American tonnage, which has suffered so severely during the past four years, should regain its position on the Seas. . . ."

7 August 1886, to W.H. Smith: "You notice that the River and Harbor bill passed, and there will be work in Maine under it, and men will be wanted. . . ."

From the Collection of William Wheeler III.