Forsyth, John

1838 DS as Van Burenís Secretary of State

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(1780-1841) Virginia US Rep 1813-18, 1823-27, Senator 1818-19, 1829-34. As Minister to Spain 1819-23, gained Spanish kingís ratification of 1819 treaty ceding Florida to US. As 33rd Georgia Governor 1827-29, led the pro-removal reply to Theodore Frelinghuysen as to the Indian Removal Act of 1830. Secretary of State 1834-41 (Jackson-Van Buren), led the government response to the Amistad case. An Andrew Jackson loyalist, he 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. 10 x 8 partly printed DS as Van Burenís Secretary of State, Washington, September 15 1838, nice printed eagle seal at top center, green ribbon and white official seal at left. Secretary Forsyth certifies that District of Columbia Justice of the Peace John D. Clark subscribed his name to an appended document concerning a bond for a Delaware County, Penna. postmaster

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