13th President. Two-page autograph letter signed (ALS) “Millard Fillmore”, October 10, 1862, Buffalo, to Samuel Hallett of New York, in full:
My Dear Sir,
Allow me to congratulate you upon the honorable acquittal from the charges brought against you in regard to the Indiana Bonds. I have just read the account of it in the N.Y. Express with sincere pleasure; and although it is no more than I anticipated, yet I have seen enough of the law to know its uncertainty, and I am therefore gratified to know that the whole thing is ended, not only without guilt, but with honor to yourself.
Mrs. Fillmore and myself think of going to N. York next week, and should we do so I should hope to have the pleasure of seeing you. Please write me if you will be there.
Attractive handwritten letter, written on front and back of first page of 2-page leaf.
Samuel Hallett (1827 – July 27, 1864) was an American railroad developer, particularly known for the initial development of the eastern branch of the Union Pacific Railroad.