1849 Millard Fillmore Letter written by Henry E Davies-Collector of NY

$42.00Price

This is an original 1849 letter signed by Judge Henry E. Davies and written to his great friend Millard Fillmore who was Vice-President of the United States at the time. He was asking, for a friend, when the position of the Collectorship of the party would be decided by the Cabinet.

It is an interesting letter written by Judge Davies who was born on February 8, 1805, in Black Lake, St. Lawrence County, New York and by 1848, he was a lawyer and had entered into a partnership with William (later Judge) Kent, son of Chancellor James Kent. After being elected Alderman in 1842, Judge Davies became the first New York City Corporation Counsel in 1849, which is the time that this letter was written to Vice President Fillmore. By 1859, Judge Davies was elected to the State Court of Appeals with the support of the Republican-leaning upstate areas. He later served as Chief Judge of the State Court of Appeals from January 1866 to December 31, 1867.

Judge Davies supported the Union during the Civil War and he helped organize the 2nd New York Cavalry, which served for the entire conflict up to and including Appomattox.

This letter is completely handwritten and signed by Judge Davies and is being offered with FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING. International buyers please use the shipping feature in your shopping cart and pay through PayPal if you would like next day shipping.

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