Franklin Pierce 1852 Autograph Letter Signed – “The Democracy Behaved Nobly Everywhere”


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14th President.  Autograph letter signed “Frank: Pierce”, March 20, 1852, Concord, New Hampshire, to Samuel C. Baldwin, publisher of The New Hampshire Democrat and clerk of the court in Belknap County, in full:

I have not received the docket left to you to be marked and for the entry on a blank leaf of these cases in the new docket in which my name appears.  In a contest like that through which we have just passed, it is no small honor to have conducted the Democratic paper in the banner county.  The Democracy behaved nobly everywhere, but little Belknap covered itself with glory.  Give my kindest regards to Brother Walker when you see him & send the docket along.

Presented custom matted with an image of Pierce and nicely framed.

Just a few months later, Pierce would win the nomination of the Democratic Party and he would be elected President in November.