2021-02 Raynors HCA Live
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BENTON, Thomas Hart (1782-1858), nicknamed "Old Bullion", was a United States Senator from Missouri. A member of the Democratic Party, he was an architect and champion of westward expansion by the United States, a cause that became known as Manifest Destiny. Benton served in the Senate from 1821 to 1851, becoming the first member of that body to serve five terms. Autograph Letter Signed "Thomas H. Benton" 1pp. quarto, Senate Chamber, June 30, 1840, and reads in part: "...Mr. Benton has great pleasure in having an opportunity to show his respect for Mrs. hale by complying with the small request which has been made by the Hon. W. Hubbard. This brief note will give her the autograph which she requests..." Fine condition.
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