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    DANIEL WEBSTER (January 18, 1782 – October 24, 1852) was a lawyer and statesman who represented New Hampshire and Massachusetts in the U.S. Congress. He also served as U.S. Secretary of State under Presidents William Henry Harrison, John Tyler and Millard Fillmore.  He argued more than 200 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. During his life, he was a member of the Federalist Party, the National Republican Party and the Whig Party.  He opposed the War of 1812 and supported anti-slavery.

    One page, 8 x 8 ¼, ALS, Washington, April 7, 1847, to an unnamed recipient, “Send your papers to the Hon. Edward Curtis, 8 Wall Street, New York in the course of next week. Give him a clear idea of the question. He has kindly offered to attend to it, for you, or he is coming this way again in about a fortnight. He is more likely than anybody else to get it through for you & will be glad to oblige you.

    “Yours truly,

    “Daniel Webster”

    Folds, toning. Mounting residue on verso. One small tear repaired with archival tape.

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