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HENRY AUGUSTUS PHILIP MUHLENBERG (1782-1844) US Representative from Pennsylvania; Minister to Austria 1838-1840. Two page Autograph Letter Signed addressed to members of the committee: "Gentlemen, I have been favored with your polite & kind invitation to dine with the Democratic Citizens of the First & Second Congressional Districts of Pennsylvania on the approaching anniversary of our National Independence, … The approval of my course in the House of Representatives in sustaining the measures of our late excellent President, which you are pleased to express, gives me great & sincere pleasure. If those representing the Democracy of Pennsylvania in the House of Representatives have occasionally had difficulties to encounter they were always cheered in their course by the exemplary firmness of the Democratic Citizens of the First & Second Congressional Districts and their approbation, connected with a consciousness that the best interests of the whole people were involved in a support of the prominent measures of the late administration, could not but be sufficient to sustain them in the performance of their duty at every hazard. If the propriety of those measure could ever have been doubtful, late events have fully justified them. Over banking in nearly all the States it the consequent over trading in the mercantile community & over speculating in nearly every class of our Citizens have amply verified the predictions of evil with which they were said to be pregnant. And until, according to the wish of our late patriotic President, all notes under the denomination of $20 shall have been driven from circulation and gold & silver substituted in their place the evils under which we are now suffering will not be removed. Such a measure, with a total separation of the fiscal concerns of the United States from the concerns of Banking Institutions, would, it is hoped, remove the disease under which we are now laboring and restore us to a healthful state. I subjoin a sentiment which, if deemed proper, may be used at your intended celebration, and am with sincere wishes for your health & happiness Very respectfully Your friend & obt Servt Hen A Muhlenberg Martin Van Buren. He is pure, Talented, experienced. His measure will justify the choice of the Democracy. His aim will always be the good of the people - the whole people." 8x10" Fine.
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He was a member of the Muhlenberg family political dynasty.

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Minimum Bid: $90.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $112.50
Estimate: $100 - $200
Auction closed on Saturday, April 8, 2023.
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