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Authentic Signatures of Famous Soldiers and Leaders in History
Civil War Documents
Autographed Letter From President Martin Van Buren to the Governor of Maine
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Here is a great ink autograph. This is a signature of Martin Van Buren who served as the eighth President of the United States (1837-1841). This is a hand written letter in Van Buren's own hand and is written to John Fairfield (1797-1847), who was the governor of Maine. In the letter, Van Buren thanks Fairfield for sending him a recent speech. He signs it beautifully "Very Truly Yours, M. Van Buren." The letter was written on January 15th 1839 from Washington, D.C. Van Buren was born on December 5th 1782 in Kinderhook, New York. He was a founder of the Democratic Party and served as New York's 9th Governor. His service continued by serving as the eighth Vice President and the tenth Secretary of State, both under President Andrew Jackson. Van Buren served as President for one term but continued in politics of the Democratic Party. He supported Lincoln even though he was a Democrat and he died in July 1862, at age 79. He is buried in his hometown of Kinderhook, New York. The letter is accompanied by an old engraving image of President Van Buren. This is a fine piece signed by the President!

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