Martin Van Buren

Martin Van Buren and Andrew Jackson Signed Letter

Martin Van Buren and Andrew Jackson Signed Letter


Autograph letter signed on bi-fold stationary stock. Penned on recto of first page, and signed "M. Van Buren". 7.75" x 12.75", no date but circa 1833.  Initialed and docketed by Jackson on the reverse "A.J." In very good to fine condition, with a missing lower right corner and seal-related loss to integral address leaf.


Letter to "The President," Andrew  Jackson, initialed and docketed by Jackson on the reverse. Van  Buren's letter, in part:

"My friend Mr. Hoffman will call upon you at ten in the morning to ask some assistance from you in the prosecution of Mr. Decatur's bill in the manner & for the reasons he will point out. It is to come up again on Friday & he wishes very much to be saved from the necessity of attacking the state­ment of Commodore Stewart which he thinks can & ought to be effected by the Commodore."

On the reverse of the second inte­gral leaf, Jackson writes:

"Major Lewis will please send this & let me see him early—Capt Stuart must be seen on tomorrow after Mr. Hoffman has the interview with me. A. J."


Before he became Jackson's vice president in 1833, Van Buren used his influence as a New York senator to architect the coalition of mid-Atlantic and Southern politicians that supported Jackson's presidential candidacy of 1828. Upon his election Jackson appointed Van Buren as his secretary of state, with the latter continuing to cement himself as the president's most loyal and trusted advisor. When Calhoun resigned from his office to fill a North Carolinian senate seat in late 1832, Jackson named Van Buren as his vice president the day after. Commodore Charles Stewart commanded a number of Naval ships during the war of 1812, including that of the USS Chesapeake and Constitution; interestingly, Stewart befriended future naval heroes Stephen Decatur and Richard Somers while attending Philadelphia's Episcopal Academy as a youth. A content-rich letter featuring the outstanding combination of two presidents.


This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.



Item: 67046

Price: $5,000.00
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