ALS as a New York congressman, one page, 8 x 10, December 28, 1837. Written from the House of Representatives, a boldly penned letter to Mahlon Dickerson, the Secretary of the Navy, in full: "I have the honor to enclose you herewith a letter from William A. Green of Philadelphia asking you permission to be examined as a candidate for the office of Assistant Surgeon in the Navy. I have no distinct recollection of Mr. Green but I am acquainted with his relatives and the Gentleman to whom he refers at Buffalo, and I doubt not he will be able to give satisfactory testimonials of good character." A brief postscript: "Please return me Mr. Green's letter." In fine condition, with perimeter toning from prior display.
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