Longtime senator of Missouri (1782—1858) who was a strong advocate of westward expansion of the United States.
Autograph letter signed (ALS) “Thomas H. Benton”, Washington, 6.25×8, November 22, 1856, in full:
Your invitation to lecture before the Everett Library association of Phil. has been duly reserved, and will have [to wait] with others, for an answer until after my return from New England— for which quarter of the union I set out tomorrow morning, not to get back until towards Christmas.
In very good condition.