1853 Edward Everett Handwritten Letter as A Senator in the US Congress

1853 Edward Everett Handwritten Letter as A Senator in the US Congress

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This is a letter written and signed by Senator Edward Everett to Colonel Thomas Aspinwall who was being recalled from his post as Consul to the British government in London. Franklin Pierce who started his term as President in 1853. As with most presidents upon starting their term of office, Pierce decided that he wanted a new Consul (Ambassador) to England and Everett was tasked with informing Colonel Aspinwall that he was being recalled. Below is the letter:

My dear Colonel,

I duly received your letter of the 24 June on the 8 ult. - I felt confident at that time that you would not be removed from office. I regret to be obliged to state that this hope has since been