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John Tyler writes his son about negotiations with France  

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Letter from John Tyler to his son Robert Tyler, regarding negotiations with France and other matters

Tyler, John

Washington, D.C.


May 13, 1834


Autograph Letter signed by John Tyler. 1-2/3 pages, in ink, on 4-page stampless cover. 24.5x19.5 cm (9½x7½").

John Tyler, future president of the United States then servings as United States Senator from Virginia, writes to his eldest son, 18-year-old Robert Tyler, about negotiations with France and their promised payment of $5,000,000 to the U.S. government for violations of trade agreements. “…Yesterday we expected a message from the President as regards our relation with France – by the late treaty, negotiated through Mr. Reins(?), that government stipulated to pay $5000,000 on account of certain violations committed on our commerce during the time of Bonaparte – the king submitted to the chamber of deputies the propriety of making the appropriations and they refused to do so by a vote of 176 to 168… I received a few days ago a letter from a committee of gentlemen in Williamsburg requesting me to deliver an address at James Town… I am relieved also that you resolved to have nothing to do with this part of the ceremony, I prefer that you go on in silence until you graduate…” Signed “Yr. Father, John Tyler.” Provenance: Descended in the Tyler-Goodwyn family.

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Silked repairing some tears and fold splits, etc., with some splits not repaired, a 1x½" piece missing but affecting no writing; toned a bit; good to very good.

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