1848. Letter. One-page letter to the Honorable John Davis, former governor of Massachusetts and United States senator at the date of this letter: 11 August 1848. On an integral sheet is Everett's SIGNATURE with a Cambridge postmark, red wax seal, and a free frank in the form of a stamp of the word "FREE" with "Free" written by Everett over that. Everett writes regarding a memorial presented to the Senate by Davis for his sister Mrs. A. H. Everett. Edward Everett--a Unitarian minister, member of both the United States Congress and Senate, and also a governor of Massachusetts--is perhaps best known for his oratory powers. It is he who gave the "other" address at Gettysburg on 19 November 1863. The next day he wrote Lincoln saying, "I should be glad if I could flatter myself that I came as near the central idea of the occasion in two hours as you did in two minutes." Creases from folding; otherwise Fine. Item #010195

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