On His Last Day in Office, the Bibliophilic Millard Fillmore Sends Thanks for a Book

March 3, 1853

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On His Last Day in Office, the Bibliophilic Millard Fillmore Sends Thanks for a Book
Autograph Letter Signed
1 page | SMC 1066

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      Here the bibliophilic Fillmore, whose time in the White House was best spent, by all accounts, building its library, thanks a prominent Albany publisher for “a copy of that indispensible ‘Manual’ to every New Yorker, ‘The Red Book,’” on his last day in office. Fillmore is rare in hand-written letters as President.


      Autograph Letter Signed, as President, 1 page, octavo, Washington, March 3, 1853. To Charles Van Benthuysen.
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      Washington, March 3. 1853.

      Charles Van Benthuysen Esq.

      My Dear Sir,

      I beg leave to return you my thanks for a copy of that indispensible [sic] "Manual" to every New Yorker, "The Red Book."

      I observe that its typography does credit to the publisher.
       
      I am Respectfully

      Yours 

      MILLARD FILLMORE