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Auction 176, Lot 731

"[Manuscript Letter Discussing Henry Clay and the Congressional Elections in Ohio]",

Subject: Document - Henry Clay

Period: 1829 (dated)


Color: Black & White

7.9 x 12.3 inches
20.1 x 31.2 cm
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This 3 page letter was written by D.C. Baker to Samuel F. Bacon in Philadelphia. It is dated October 19, 1829 and postmarked October 20 at Dayton, Ohio with a handwritten 25 cent rate. The pages self-fold (6.5 x 2.8") with address on verso. Discussing Henry Clay, Baker writes: "If the making of a President of these United States is left to the people and Time, I'm in hopes that both him and them - working together, will try and bring to maturity one of the greatest projects that ever was, and see if something great can't be made mature, by a mere project with Clay." Among several other topics, Baker goes on to discuss a female of interest, Bacon's relatives, and the poor candidates running for Ohio Senate including Morris Seely, the eventual winner from the Dayton region. A fascinating letter with an unusual reference to Henry Clay.


Condition: A

Strongly written and easy to read. Folded with several small fold separations with minor loss of image at two fold junctions on the back page. There is a small edge chip also on the back page with no letter loss.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/12/2020