March 19, 1849

Former President Tyler Tells His Son He is Hard Pressed to Support His Family

Autograph Letter Signed
3 pages
SMC 592
Former President Tyler, asked by his eldest son for financial assistance, explains that he is hard pressed to even take care of his (new and growing) family. Medical bills and the support of a brother, he says, “break me down.” Still, Tyler knows he will work through his “embarrassments” and if his son cannot borrow what he needs “upon your own name and mine," he shall give him the funds requested. “You have made a noble struggle,” he tells Robert, “and my hand and heart are with you.”
Autograph Letter Signed, 2 pages, quarto, Richmond, March 19, 1849. With free franked integral leaf. To his son, Robert Tyler.
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