Jun 16, 2022 - Sale 2609

Sale 2609 - Lot 22

Price Realized: $ 250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 200 - $ 300
WADE, BENJAMIN F. Autograph Letter Signed, "B.F. Wade," to "Dr Sch.," thanking for a payment, remarking that Van [Buren?] is supporting Texas [annexation?] and that it will "send him to hell" [spoil his chances for a Democratic nomination in 1844 presidential election?], praising his letter concerning an article in the Cleveland Harold, hoping to learn more about [Whig presidential candidate Henry] Clay's position on Texas [annexation], requesting a copy of [John Robert] Poinsett's Army bill and [James Iver] McKay's report on the tariff. 1 page, tall 4to; few short closed separations at folds, faint offsetting overall. Jefferson, OH, 20 April 1844

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". . . Whigery seems to be on the rise . . . . We think that Van will at last go for Texas. I hope he will, as it will send him to hell a little sooner than he would go the natural way. I have just read your reply to the Cleveland Herald. . . . I am glad you have used him up on it. I am anxious to know exactly how Clay & his friends stand upon the Texas question for if he wavers here he is lost. [I]n such an event I would oppose him if he were an Angel and so would most of his party here. . . ."