President Millard Fillmore Acknowledges the Gift of "a Beautiful Picture of 'Ancient Jerusalem'"

June 17, 1852

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President Millard Fillmore Acknowledges the Gift of "a Beautiful Picture of 'Ancient Jerusalem'"
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      The Unitarian President Fillmore thanks the Presbyterian Rev. Septimus Justin for "a beautiful picture of ‘ancient Jerusalem,' executed… by the Messrs. Wunderlichs...” No locality possesses so much interest for the Christian community, Fillmore remarks, “as this little spot where our Saviour performed many of his most extraordinary works and was finally crucified.”


      Letter Signed, as President, 1 page, quarto, Washington City, June 17, 1852. To Rev. Septimus Justin. With franked envelope.
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      Washington City,
      June, 17th 1852.

      My Dear Sir,

      I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your favor of the 14th inst., accompanied by a beautiful picture of "ancient Jerusalem", executed, as you inform me, by the Messrs. Wunderlichs, for which I beg leave to return you my sincere thanks.  I have barely had time to glance at the picture but not to study it, nevertheless it appears to me to be very well executed and to give a very distinct idea of the appearance of the city.  No locality possesses so much interest for the christian [sic] community as this little spot where our Saviour performed many of his most extraordinary works and was finally crucified; and I cannot but hope that the publication may prove as profitable to the enterprising gentlemen who have undertaken it, as it will be interesting and useful to our christian [sic] community.

      With many thanks for the kind manner in which you have been pleased to convey this little token of remembrance,

      I have the honor to be
      Your ob. serv.

      MILLARD FILLMORE


      Rev. Septimus Justin,

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      M. FILLMORE

      Rev. Septimus Justin
      Washington City
      D. C.

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