Forsyth, John

1838 ALS while Van Burenís Secretary of State

Price: $125.00

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(1780-1841) Virginia US Rep 1813-18 & 1823-27, Senator 1818-19 & 1829-34. Minister to Spain 1819-23, gained Spanish kingís ratification of treaty of 1819 ceding Florida to US. 33rd Georgia Governor 1827-29, he led the pro-removal reply to Theodore Frelinghuysen as to the Indian Removal Act of 1830. He was Secretary of State 1834-41 (Jackson-Van Buren) and led the government's response to the Amistad case. He was a loyal follower of Andrew Jackson and opposed John C. Calhoun on the issue of nullification though he supported slavery and was a slaveholder himself. Forsyth County, Georgia is named for him. 8 x 8 ALS while Van Burenís Secretary of State, Washington, March 30 1838, sending his autograph at the request of a Saratoga Springs, New York collector

Condition: Very good, parts of text slightly light
Type:Letter






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