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John Tyler

John Tyler


John Tyler was the 10th President of the United States. He was a member of the Whig Party, and served as Vice President under William Henry Harrison. Upon President Harrison's death in 1841, Tyler became the first Vice President to succeed to the office of President by the death of his predecessor. Tyler served until the end of Harrison's term in 1845. He was married to Letitia Christian Tyler and Julia Gardiner Tyler.

The note in this autograph collection was written by Tyler while in office. It was sent to Francis Granger after he resigned as Postmaster General. It asks for all papers filed within the last two years in connection with the postmasters at Providence, RI.

It is noteworthy that John Tyler and Francis Granger both ran for Vice President with William Henry Harrison. Tyler ran in the Southern states, and Granger ran in the Northern states. Tyler won and became Vice President, and Granger was appointed Postmaster General. Granger served in this position briefly under John Tyler's administration. But Granger and most of the other cabinet members resigned in 1841 after Tyler vetoed several of their party's proposals.

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John Tyler This note thought to be written in 1842 says "Dear Sir, Do me the favor to send any papers filed within the last two years, during the last administration TK in connection with the P.Ms. at Providence. Yours Truly John Tyler"

John Tyler