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Auction: Auction 12.11.1997
was auctioned on: 12 November 1997
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FILLMORE, MILLARD, President . Autograph letter signed ("Millard Fillmore") to W. Gordon, House of Representatives [Washington, D.C.], 9 February 1841. 1 full page, 4to, 244 x 199 mm. (9 5/8 x 7 7/8 in.) . Fine. A New York Congressman and Chairman of...

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Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800
Price realised:  US$805
Lot number 103, Views: 42

FILLMORE, MILLARD, President . Autograph letter signed ("Millard Fillmore") to W. Gordon, House of Representatives [Washington, D.C.], 9 February 1841. 1 full page, 4to, 244 x 199 mm. (9 5/8 x 7 7/8 in.) . Fine. A New York Congressman and Chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, Fillmore seeks information regarding a Revolutionary War officer, possibly on behalf of a constituent: "Enclosed I send you a commission from the Continental Congress to Seth Murry as Capt. in the Army, together with a letter, or rather part of a letter, from Judge Love, my predecessor, making certain inquiries in reference to the right of the heirs of Capt. Murry under said commission. I do not known to what office I should apply for the information which he desires and I therefore enclose it you hoping that if I am not right, you will give it a proper direction; that I may obtain the desired information...". With a bust-length print of Fillmore.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 12.11.1997
Date of the auction: 12 Nov 1997
Address: Christie's
New York, East