Millard Fillmore 1849 Autograph Letter Signed as Vice President

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13th President.  Autograph letter signed “Millard Fillmore” AS VICE PRESIDENT, Washington, December 22, 1849, 8×9.5, to John Lowber as President of the Board of Trustees of Genesee College, in full:

I have your polite invitation of the 17th inst, to be present at the meeting of the Board of Trustees for the Genesee College on the 9th of January next and regret that my official duties will not allow me the gratification of seeing, at that time, either the gentlemen of the Board, or my family.

Please accept my thanks for this mark of respect & say to the Board that I duly appreciate it.

This is a very scarce letter of Fillmore as Vice President, an office he held little more than a year.

Genesee College was founded as the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary, in 1831, by the Methodist Episcopal Church. The college was located in Lima, New York, and eventually relocated to Syracuse, becoming Syracuse University