4th President. Free franked envelope signed “Free James Madison” at top right. Addressed in Madison’s hand to “The Reverend Mr Sprague / Albany / New York”.
Full sheet measures 9.5×7.5.
Docketed in another hand at top left, “Orange CH VA / Feby 4” with a pencil notation of 1830.
In very good condition, small piece of original wax seal still present, some staining away from address panel. Quite attractive overall.
Rev. William Buell Sprague was a minister, author, and the first great American collector of historical documents and pamphlets. He became the first person ever to gather a complete set of the autographs of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.