Lot 176 of 395:
ALs of remarks made while presenting Bible to President Taylor  

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Autograph letter recording the remarks made when John McLean and Elisha Whittlesey presented a Bible to President Taylor

[McLean, John]





2 pp. Judge John McLean writes in his hand, two pages of remarks to the President: "Sir, Mr. Whittlesey and myself have been requested by the American Bible Society to present to the President a stand and edition of the Bible in an imperial quarto..." 9x7¼.

Two members of the Whig party, John McLean and Elisha Wittlesey, were tasked with presenting a Bible to President Zachary Taylor in 1849. This document records the remarks from Judge McLean during that exchange, written in his hand. Whittlesey (1783-1863) was a US Representative from Ohio, and was appointed First Comptroller of the Treasure, appointed under President Taylor.

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Yellowing, a small hole at center; very good.

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