(1800-1874) 13th President of the United States; as Zachary Taylor's Vice President, he assumed the presidency upon the death of Taylor on July 9, 1850 and served until March 4, 1853. Autograph letter signed as President, one page, 5 x 8 in., Washington, Oct. 31, 1851. To Thomas King: "Sir, You have manifested so strong a desire to obtain my autograph that, contrary to my usual practice, I send it…." Minor toning and small tape remnants on fold edges on verso, else fine. Estimated Value $600 - 800
Purchased from The Rosenbach Company in the 1950s.