McLANE, LOUIS
McLane had a varied but successful career as a public servant and business executive. Among the public positions he held were: member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1817-27), and Senate (1827-29); minister to England (1829-31); U. S. Secretary of the Treasury (1831-33) and of State (1831-33). He also served as the president of the first railroad in the U.S., the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (1837-47).

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Louis McLane

 McLANE, LOUIS
ALS. 2pp. 8” x 10. Washington. July 22 1820. An autograph letter signed “L. M’Lane” as a Congressman to “William Whitesides” of Philadelphia: “In consequence of my absence from home I did not receive your favor…until some time after its date, and it has escaped me, in the multiplicity of other engagements until now. Under these circumstances, I hope you will excuse my inattention, in this instance. As you intimated in your letter, when you forwarded me Mr: Reynold’s note, that you were not anxious for an immediate suit, I was prevailed upon, by his solemn appearance of payment, to delay any proceeding until our full court had passed over, and my absence at Washington, during the winter, prevented my attention to the business until this spring…” The letter is in fine condition with dark writing.
Catalog: # AM-0985
Topic: Business
Price: $125.00

Louis McLane Writes To Subscribe To The Iconographic Encyclopedia

 McLANE, LOUIS
LOUIS MCLANE (1786-1857) American lawyer and politician. McLane served as U.S. Representative and Senator from Delaware, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, U.S. Secretary of State, Minister Plenipotentiary to the United Kingdom and president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Autograph Letter Signed, “Louis McLane.” One page, 7 3/4” x 9 7/8”. Annapolis. March 9, 1851. McLane writes, in part: “I wish to subscribe in the name of Louis McLane Tiffany for the ‘Iconographic Encyclopedia,’ described in the enclosed prospectus and I hope you will so far oblige me as to direct it through some of your New York correspondents … For that purpose, I enclose you a check for $25, which will be in advance of the entire subscription …” Usual folds. Overall Very Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1424
Topic: Political Americana
Price: $125.00