Description: While serving as a U.S. Senator representing New York, Martin Van Buren wrote this letter to Charles Dudley, who followed him as U.S. Senator for New York, requesting that Dudley pay Major Barry “all the attention you can” because “He is one of the best men alive”.
Martin Van Buren (1782-1862) held a host of significant high offices throughout his long life. He served as U.S. Senator, Governor of NY, U.S. Secretary of State, Minister to the U.K., Vice President, and last, but not least, the 8th President of the United States.
Charles Dudley (1780-1841), a member of Van Buren's "Albany Regency" was Mayor of Albany and a state Senator before taking Van Buren's place in national politics as a U.S. Senator from 1829-1833.
10” x 8” letter is archivally matted with a 19th century steel engraved portrait to 16 1/4” x 20 1/2”. Item #A00810.
Condition: Fold lines, a few errant marks, otherwise very good condition.