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Martin Van Buren
DOCUMENT SIGNED ("M. VAN BUREN") AS EIGHT PRESIDENT, ORDERING THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO AFFIX THE SEAL OF THE UNITED STATES TO BOTH THE SENATE RATIFICATION AND THE RATIFIED COPY OF THE CONVENTION WITH MEXICO
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 4,000 USD
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2125
Martin Van Buren
DOCUMENT SIGNED ("M. VAN BUREN") AS EIGHT PRESIDENT, ORDERING THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO AFFIX THE SEAL OF THE UNITED STATES TO BOTH THE SENATE RATIFICATION AND THE RATIFIED COPY OF THE CONVENTION WITH MEXICO
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 4,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana

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New York

Martin Van Buren
DOCUMENT SIGNED ("M. VAN BUREN") AS EIGHT PRESIDENT, ORDERING THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO AFFIX THE SEAL OF THE UNITED STATES TO BOTH THE SENATE RATIFICATION AND THE RATIFIED COPY OF THE CONVENTION WITH MEXICO
1 page (10 x 8 in.; 255 x 200 mm) on a bifolium of blue paper, Washington, [D.C.], 8 February 1839, partially printed, with 4 manuscript lines in a neat clerical hand, docketed on the integral blank "8th February 1839 | Ratifying the Convention with Mexico"; very light browning at folds and edges. 
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Provenance

Charles E. Sigety (his sale, Christie's New York, 7 December 2015, lot 299) 

Catalogue Note

Martin Van Buren's border troubles between Texas Independence and the Mexican War

In September 1838, Secretary of State John Forsyth and Mexican minister Francisco Pizarro Martinez negotiated a Convention to evaluate the claims of citizens on both sides of the shifting Texas border. President Van Buren forwarded it to the Senate, where it was approved on January 31.

Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana

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New York