1848. Ephemera. Item #28438
1848 signed letter by John Young Mason, then Secretary of the Navy in the Cabinet of President James K. Polk, addressed to the Honorable Henry Alexander Wise. "Sir, I have received your letter of the 28th ult. with its enclosures. The letter addressed to Mr. De Selding I have read, and sent to him. He has grossly misrepresented the fact in his letter to you. I showed him your official report in regard to the transaction as conclusive that his client had no claim to the money, and hence his correspondence with you. I have the highest opinion of Mr. Ferguson -- and have no idea of disturbing him. Very respectfully your ob. svt., J. Y. Mason. Hon. Henry A. Wise. Accomac County, Va." Folding creases, two short tears to the edges, old dealer's label with description and price on the lower left corner. Very good. ; Letters.