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WALTER FORWARD (1786-1852) Appointed by President William Henry Harrison to be First Comptroller of the Treasury. He served in that post until September 13, 1841, when he was appointed 15th U.S. Secretary of the Treasury in John Tyler's Presidential Cabinet. As Treasury Secretary, the Independent Treasury System of 1840 was repealed and the government's funds were deposited once more with commercial banks. With serious US economic troubles since the Panic of 1837 and constant friction with the new President having marred his entire tenure as Secretary of the Treasury, he left Tyler's cabinet on February 28, 1843. One page Autograph Letter Signed with cover signed shortly after his resignation from the cabinet. Dated Bridgewater, 1844. Lengthy letter, only partly excerpted: “Dear Sir, Our Supreme court sits at Pittsbg the first Monday in Septmber & I have reason to fear that no indulgence will be given & that my absence might bring mischief upon the heads of my clients…Walter Forward.” His ink smudge mark appears near the top of the “W” in his autograph. Integral address leaf with “Beaver Pa” red postal stamp; addressed to Briggs, Atty at Law, Cleavland,(sic) Ohio. Fine.
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Minimum Bid: $60.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $75.00
Estimate: $100 - $200
Auction closed on Saturday, April 8, 2023.
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