Butler, Benjamin F.

The former Cabinet member and Van Buren’s law partner, sends his autograph from court, apologizing for neglecting an earlier request

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(1795-1858) NY Democrat-Free Soiler-Republican, Butler was one of the earliest members of the Albany Regency. Law partner of Martin Van Buren 1817-21 nd considered one of the most successful cross-examiners of his time, he was interim Secretary of War 1836-37 (Jackson) and Attorney General 1833-38 (Jackson-Van Buren). He was United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York 1838-41. He was instrumental in founding New York University in 1831 and served in various capacities with the university from its inception. He was made principal professor at the New York University in 1837. Remarkably polite and apologetic 10 x 8 ALS, Court for the Correction of Errors, Saratoga Springs, NY, August 28 1840, written while US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, sending a requested autograph “…because, if I rightly recollect, a similar application was made to me by you, several years ago with which I did not, though it was my intention to do so, comply as you desired. That request reached me at a moment when I was exceedingly occupied, and a reply to it was therefore deferred to a more ‘convenient season.’ Your note of this morning reminds me of my delinquency on the occasion referred to, and I therefore seize the earliest moment to avoid a similar omission.”

Condition: Very good, 3 small mount remnant “dots” on verso of left edge
Type:Letter






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