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Description: In this upbeat autograph letter signed, Frelinghuysen writes to a lawyer, Edward Yard, assuring him of future Whig successes. He writes in part: “If we can only infuse your patriotic spirit and warmth with the great body of our people we need not fear the results of our fall elections. I am sure the sound principles of our constitution can not fail with such aid…”

Theodore Frelinghuysen (1787-1862) held numerous high profile positions during his career, including U.S. Senator, Chancellor of New York University, and President of Rutgers University. In 1844 he was on the U.S. Presidential ticket with Henry Clay.

Letter is written on a 10″ x 16″ sheet of paper folded to be used as a stampless cover. Address panel is in Frelinghuysen’s hand with a free frank in the upper right corner and a circular “City of Washington” cancellation in the left corner.┬áItem #A01630

Condition: Fold lines with several short separations, paper loss where the seal was opened (no loss of text). Letter is quite readable with a strong signature. Generally, good condition and an uncommon political letter from an early vice presidential candidate.