Winchester, James
Autograph Letter Signed, Philadelphia March 6, 1846 to George Wright, New York

quarto, two pages, including address leaf, upper left hand corner torn away, slightly affecting the “G” in George, else in very good clean and legible condition.

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A business letter, with mention of a recent trip to the nation’s capital, including a visit to the Senate chamber and the White House and a call on President Polk:

      “George Wright,

              Dear Sir,

               … We were most fortunate in regard to all our movements going and at Washington the weather favored us going & coming and last week on Thursday there was a very interesting debate in the Senate upon the Oregon question which brought out all the best speakers in the house, Mr. Webster, Mr. Allen, Mr. Clayton, Mr. Crittenden and a host. I have never been so much pleased in my life… We called on Mr. Polk & lady we were shown first into the receiving room & a servant into all the other rooms in the White House …”