Lot# 3296 - Sales #3052-54

  • Lot# : 3296 Stampless Covers - Free Franks

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    Zachary Taylor (1784-1850; 12th President of the United States), endorsed «Z. Taylor Bt. Br. Genl. U.S.A.» on a legal-size folded cover to "Brig. Genl R Jones Adjutant General U.S. Army Washington City", docketed at left «Rec»d. July 2nd. 1844 and laid before the Sec. of War July 2nd 1844», faint horizontal file fold away from signature, Very Fine, General Taylor did not have franking privileges at this time, this was sent free under the privilege of the recipient, ex-Dr. RobertsonrnTaylor, whose career in the Army spanned nearly 40 years, never went to college or practiced law as did many of his predecessors. His top priority as President was maintaining the Union and in 1850 he had a raucous conference southern leaders who threatened secession. He told them that if necessary to enforce the laws, he personally would lead the Army. He died prior to the numerous compromises in the next decade but the war he feared came to pass with his only son serving as a Confederate general. rnThe recipient, Roger Catesby Jones (1789-1852) was an officer in the United States Marine Corps and United States Army who was the longest-serving Adjutant General of the U.S. Army in U.S. history, holding the position from 1825 to 1852.
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,400.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 USD