Lot 222: 20 docs (15 sgd by Treasury Secy. or Comptroller).
December 1, 2016
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: [Treasury Secretary/Comptroller] 20 internal U.S. government circulars and documents from the Secretary of the Treasury or Comptroller: 2 are signed by Secretary of Treasury Louis McLane, 12 by Comptroller Joseph Anderson, 1 by Acting Comptroller Laub). 1831 to 1834, directed to customs officers and relating to international trade, tariffs and duties. ++ Includes 5 from the Secretary of the Treasury Louis McLane, of which 2 are signed (printed dates of 4/20/1833 and 4/23/1833 above text). McLane was a Representative beginning in 1817, then a Senator. Both in Congress and as Treasury Secretary he fiercely supported the Bank of the United States, and later did so as Treasury Secretary, even though Pres. Jackson took the opposite position. President of B & O Railroad 1837-47. ++ 13 documents from Joseph Anderson (Comptroller), of which 12 are signed Jos Anderson. Dates of those signed by Anderson are 10/8/1831, 3/25/1831, 4/9/1831, 5/9/1831, 8/20/1832, 9/14/1832, 8/12/1833, 3/7/1833, 1/15/1834, 1/20/1834, 2/18/1834, 8/15/1834, 3/12/1834. Anderson was with the Continental Army at Valley Forge and the Battle of Monmouth, and had risen to the rank of Major before participating in the Siege of Yorktown. Federal District Judge in Tennessee beginning 1791. Senator from Tennessee 1797-1815. ++ 1 signed by Ja. Laub (Acting Comptroller, 5/6/1833). ++ 1 by Levi Woodbury (unsigned) and 2 Acts of Congress relating to trade. ++ All of the above are on 2 or more leaves (with the printed area ranging from 9 pages to less than 1 page). Page numbers in upper margin often pertain to a larger series (for instance, a document paginated pp385-387). Stabbed (loosely sewn inner margin, thread still partly intact for some of the documents). Expected minor wear to edges (which are partly uncut). Very good. A few have a contemporary users notation at edge of verso (i.e., Comptrollers Letter Sept 26 1832).