American politician and jurist (1768-1843) who served as secretary of the Navy under James Monroe, and then as a Supreme Court justice from 1823 to 1843. ADS, one page, 8 x 5, January 10, 1833. Pay order, in full: "Pay to Order of R. Smith Cashier of the office of discount & deposit of the Bank of the United States, Washington, five hundred dollars." Affixed to a slightly larger sheet and in very good to fine condition, with overall wrinkling from mounting, and a few small stains. Accompanied by an engraved portrait bearing a facsimile signature. From the Collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller.
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