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1849 -elisha Whittlesey- Washington Monument Us Navy Manuscript Letter For Sale
You are offerding on an early "Washington National Monument
Office" correspondence letter. This is dated August 23, 1849 and was sent by
Elisha Whittlesey, General Agent of the Monument, to Commodore G.W. Storer,
Commander in Chief, US Squadron Brazil. This is hand-signed by Whittlesey.
This measures approx. 8" x 10", comes from the archive of US Navy Admiral George
Washington Storer and is an original.
This has Great content, in which
Whittlesey asks Storer to solicit donations to the monument from his
Elisha Whittlesey (1783-1863) served as military and private
secretary to Gen.
and as brigade
in the Army of the Northwest in the
War of 1812. He
was elected to Congress, as an Anti-Masonic and Whig
candidate and served from March 4, 1823, to July 9, 1838, when he resigned. He was one
of the founders of the Whig Party. He was Sixth Auditor of the Treasury
from March 18, 1841 to December
when he resigned and resumed the practice of law in Canfield, Ohio. He
was appointed general agent of the Washington Monument Association in 1847. He
was appointed by President
as First Comptroller of the Treasury and served from May 31, 1849 to
March 26, 1857, when he was removed by President James Buchanan. He
was reappointed by President
April 10, 1861, and served until his death in Washington, D.C., January 7, 1863.
George Washington Storer (1789-1864) served a long career - nearly
fifty-five years - in the US Navy, commanding such ships as the USS Constellation and USS Brandywine.
In 1849, Storer commanded the U.S. naval forces off the coast of
Brazil. This in good "aged" condition. Please feel free to ask
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1849 -elisha Whittlesey- Washington Monument Us Navy Manuscript Letter : $56