Nov 08, 2018 - Sale 2492

Sale 2492 - Lot 238

Price Realized: $ 2,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
WRITTEN DURING BRIEF SERVICE AS U.S. SENATOR ANDREW JACKSON. Autograph Letter Signed, as Senator, to Colonel Robert Hays, writing for news from home, reporting on the "dreary aspect" of business in Philadelphia: "[A]ll confidence between man and man is at an end," and reporting that news of his own business "is not yet ripe for communicating . . . ." With a holograph address and Franking Signature, "A. Jackson," on verso. 1 full page, tall 4to; small holes and separations at folds, complete separation at irregular tear through center expertly repaired with minor loss to text (not affecting signature), docketing on verso. Philadelphia, 15 December 1797

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"I have been anxiously waiting to receive a line from you. I have wrote [sic] you frequently whether they have reached you I am unable to say--but this I can say that I have not heard from any of my Cumberland friends since I left home. [H]owever I will exercise patience untill [sic] the next post and see what it may bring.

"With respect to news, business is not yet ripe for communicating--therefore will no[t] touch upon foreign or domestick--

"With respect to mercantile transactions I have nothing certain on that head, but from the many failures, and the croud [sic] of respectable citizens in jail, commerce wears a more dreary aspect than ever this city exhibited--had I only cash, bargains might [b]e had in that line but, all confidence between man and man is at an end, therefore dificult [sic] to obtain credit but more of this in my next. . . ."

From the Collection of William Wheeler III.