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WEBSTER, Daniel (1782-1852). American lawyer and statesman.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'S P Lyman Esq.', 1 page 4to on blue paper with blank leaf, 'Jan 5' [in another hand 'Washington' and '1842']. Evidently a business or diplomatic letter.
'I enclose a few letters for Mr Ward [probably Thomas Wren Ward (1786-1858), the American agent for Baring Brothers]. The man to do him the most good in London, is Dr Holland [Henry Holland (later Sir Henry, 1788-1873), physician]. Let him also by all means see Lord Fitzwilliam. Letters to Mr ?Rines, & Mr Brown, (at Street Petersburg) & to our Charges D'affaires in Europe will be prepared tomorrow morning.
 'If Mr Ward would like letters from Sir Henry Bulwer, or M. Bodecompte, they can readily be obtained.'
[Postscript] The letters Shd. be sealed, before delivery.
Samuel P. Lyman, a close friend of Webster's, was the author of The Public and Private Life of Daniel Webster, 2 vols, New York, 1852.

£650 [No: 25368]
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