Autograph letter signed to the Secretary of War
Handsome autograph letter signed “Franklin Pierce”. 1p., 7.5 x 9.5 inch. Concord, N.H., 1845 June 30. To "Hon Wm. L. Marcy, Secy of War, Washington D.C." In full: “I have to request that a permit may be granted to me to locate a mine in the county South of Lake Superior." Mailing folds, handling wear, left margin with minor residue of mounting tape on verso and probably slightly trimmed, else good condition. William Learned Marcy (1786-1857) was an American statesman, who served as U.S. Senator, Governor of New York, U.S. Secretary of War and U.S. Secretary of State.