Two A.L.S. written and signed by Lewis Cass
CASS, Lewis (1782-1866). American politician, military officer, and statesman. Served in the cabinets of two presidents, Andrew Jackson and James Buchanan. He was Secretary of State and later became Secretary of War. In 1848 he was the Democratic Presidential nominee. He negotiated treaties with the Native Americans. During the War of 1812, he took command of an Ohio Volunteers Regiment and as a Brigadier General he took part in a battle that defeated the British and Native Indian forces. Two full handwritten letters on the first and third pages. Page one, Washington, March 5, 1852. Cass responds to a letter he received and states he will write a paragraph on the other page of this sheet going as far as I can which you are at liberty to publish if you think it will do good...” Signed in full Lewis Cass.
On page three Cass writes in part: Washington, March 5, 1852. “I am glad to see that the history of the Democracy of the United States is about to be put to print. It is a work much wanted, and will fill a gap heretofore wanting in our political annals, and from what I know of the objects and plans, as well as the talents and research of the author....I have no doubt we shall have....and deserving the confidence and support of every Democrat. Lewis Cass” In fine condition....................$450.00