President Fillmore Makes an Appointment to See Governor Gibbs

May 25, 1852

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President Fillmore Makes an Appointment to See Governor Gibbs
Autograph Letter Signed
2 pages | SMC 1064

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      Fillmore writes he regrets not having seen Governor Gibbs the day before; looked for him that day; and will be happy to see him in the evening. Mail, secretaries and messengers all figure in the confusion. Fillmore is uncommon in handwritten letters as president.


      Autograph Letter Signed, as President, 2 pages, recto and verso, octavo, Washington, May 25, 1852. To Governor Gibbs.
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      Washington May 25 '52

      Gov. Gibbs,

      My Dear Sir,

      I regret not having seen you yesterday, but before I had time to open my letters, one of my secretaries came in and when I inquired for you I was surprised to learn that you had left. I have looked for you today, but my messenger informs me you have not called. I have an engagement this 

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      evening at 8 but would be happy to see you at 7 1/2.

      I am truly yours

      MILLARD FILLMORE