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1 ELIZABETH ASHLEY [nee ELIZABETH WOODSON MOSS] 1848 and 1850 SMALL ARCHIVE OF THREE [3] HANDWRITTEN STAMPLESS LETTERS REGARDING PERSONAL BUSINESS AND PERSONAL ANECDOTES REGARDING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA NEW YORK WASHINGTON CITY 1848 Good+ Manuscript 
On offer is a small archive of three folded stampless letters written by famed Elizabeth Ashley [Her maiden name was Elizabeth Woodson Moss.] BIO NOTES: From the book "The Part Taken by Women in American History", "[Elizabeth Ashley] was perfectly familiar with all the political issues of the day but never advocated as a partisan either side; always intelligent and fluent in conversation, she never assumed the slightest superiority or seemed conscious that her own opinion or judgement was better than that of others." She married first Dr. Wm P. Wilcox, then 2nd, in 1832 General William H. Ashley, then 3rd married Hon. J.J. Crittenden, a member of Fillmore's cabinet. There was a 1952 novel written about Elizabeth Ashley, "The Three Lives of Elizabeth", by Shirley Seifert. Here are descriptions and snippets: 1) February 13th 1848 New Orleans letter, one page of writing, a short paragraph at the top and signed Elizabeth Ashley, followed by another paragraph, signed E. Ashley. "I am a thousand times obliged for your kind letter and am sorry I have not time to thank you for your attention to my Dear Father, it is now late and it would take more room and time than I can command ..." 2) 1850 New York July 17th. About two and a half pages written by Elizabeth Ashley. "I was realy in much need of this remittance and had to leave my debts unpaid in Phil. and must request you to forward to my friend Mr Campbell some additional sum ..." "We were greatly surprised and delighted at the arrival of Bus[??] at the Irving House [?] a few mon[???] since he looks very well and has grown [?] considerably since I left home." 3) 1850 Washington City, March 14, three pages of writing, written and signed by E. Ashley. "I also received a few days since Mr McKinleys letter saying that on the 12 of Jany 1850 he received a remittance from you for me of five hundred dollars." "How is dear Aunt Farrar. I can not speak my love & tenderness for, kiss the two little girls for I am afraid Ann Elizabeth will make [???] Martha & yourself look like old folks soon." "oh I must tell you something about Capt Perry he went to call on the President last reception day and arrived a short time before Genl Taylor came down stairs ladies & gentlemen were flocking in and several mistaking the Capt for the President marched up and said how do you do Mr. President. The fact is people are struck with the noble looking old gentleman and he marches in and out of the Senate Chamber and every other place as he chooses every body taking it for granted that he is somebody." Each has a circular date stamp. G+. 
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