Description: Van Buren (1782-1862) held a host of political positions during his long career in public service, including: U.S. Senator, Governor of New York, U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. Vice President and, from 1837 to 1841, President of the United States.
In this very formal letter written from Lindenwald, he writes in the third person, "Mr. Van Buren presents his best respects to Mr. Watson, thanks him for his kind note and very sincerely regrets that he will be compelled to deny himself the satisfaction of complying with the polite request it contains."
The letter is entirely in his hand and is essentially signed in the text ("Mr. Van Buren").
8" x 5" archivally framed with a period steel engraved portrait to: 15" x 18". Item #A00740.
Condition: Very good condition.