Jun 16, 2022 - Sale 2609

Sale 2609 - Lot 23

Price Realized: $ 812
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
WEBSTER, DANIEL. Autograph Letter Signed, "D. Webster," to Samuel Ayer Bradley, sending a document indicating the amount to be collected from Mr. Simons [not present], requesting his help in improving the mood of Samuel Fessenden, describing a meeting with Counsellor Haines, praising Fessenden's son, requesting that he convey to Bradley's brother Robert that the commercial bank is not yet operational, citing a dispute between the directors, and requesting news about the success of the lottery business. 3 pages, 4to, with integral address leaf, written on a folded sheet; marked bleedthrough overall, toning at extreme edges, folds, docketed on address page. Boston, 21 November 1806

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". . . I have just finished a long letter to Sam'l Fessenden . . . .
"I write in answer to a letter rec'd from him, in which I tho't he manifested more low spirits than become him. I hope you do your best to put him up. You have done him much Service heretofore, & I doubt not the fountain of your heart is still unexhausted. . . .
"I wish to inform your Bro' Robert that the Commerc'l Bank is not yet in operation. . . . [T]he Legislature when they made the charter, were so vigorous as to begat twins, for truly there are now, two sets of men, who call themselves the Commerc'l Bank Corporation. Each Set has its directors . . . . It is said the other Set will go into operation in a few months, & have it to the Superior Court to decide which is the real Bank. A novel spectacle, this. . . . I am, on the whole, inclined to the opinion that the Towne Bank will prevail. . . ."