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Interesting letter signed by Thomas Wallace as justice of the peace, attesting that Henry Clay made oath before Wallace, it reads. "Fayette county, Henry Clay made oath before me a justice of the peace for county is that this answer so far as of depends upon his knowledge and that so far as it depends on upon the information of others he believes to be true. Certified this 28 day of October 1804.

Framed and matted with image of Clay.

 Henry CLAY (1777-1852), moved from Virginia to Kentucky in 1797 and quickly gained a reputation as a skilled lawyer and orator. The year after this brief was filed, Clay was elected to the Kentucky legislature, beginning nearly sixty years of service as one of America's greatest legislators. "The Great Compromiser" was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1806 (at age 29, one year under the minimum required by the Constitution) and represented Kentucky in either the House or Senate for most of the years until his death. Between 1811 and 1825 he served several sessions as Speaker of the House. A "warhawk" who urged war with Britain in 1812, he served two years later as a commissioner negotiating the Treaty of Ghent which ended that conflict. A three-time Presidential candidate (1824, 1832 and 1844) and foremost leader of the Whig Party, he was Secretary of State under President John Quincy Adams (1825-1829). He labored ceaselessly in his later years for reconciliation of North and South. Lightly soiled.

1st Baron Wallace, was an English politician holding multiple key roles in the government.

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Thomas Wallace, 1st Baron Wallace
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Auction closed on Thursday, October 12, 2023.

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