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29 October 2016, 09:00 PST
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Lot 385: 1840 Letter Regarding - Politicks and the Log Cabin of Tip and Tyler(35 views)
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1840 Political Presidential Campaign "Tip and Tyler" Letter
July 23, 1840-Dated, Great Political Content Letter with Remarks upon, "Politicks and the Log Cabin" of "Tip and Tyler", Fine.
Autograph Letter Signed, "John Van Housor", with additional pages by Mary H. Van Housor", 10.75" x 8", from "Howard" (no state), three pages, with integral mailing leaf. Addressed to "Cornelius Hoffman" (parents of Van Housor) of Mohawk, Montgomery County, New York. John writes with misspellings and other errors, in part:
"As politicks and the Log cabin is in the news of the day and hurah for Tip and Tyler... the wigs in Stuben Selebrated the Forth in the dedication of the log cabin in the Town of Wheeler ... there was a dinner gratis By Gratten H Wheelr one of our first men he has Bin an Assembliman ... there was a bout 1800 that dined... The loca focas got up a opisition meeting on the same Day and there was about 200 that met... We think that Stuben will give a majority for Old tip."
Historic firsthand great Political commentary on the Whig Party's, "Log Cabin Campaign" of 1840 by William Henry Harrison and John Tyler. This Letter has a few stains and a small hole caused by the wax seal, but does not detract from its overall appearance.