1850 Manuscript Letter by New York Journalist and Legislator, William Henry Bogart

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On offer is a letter, written and signed by William Henry Bogart [1810-1888]. Bogart has dated his letter March 11 [1850] from the Senate Chamber. He writes about edits to a document and closes by asking, "Shall not the [terms?] of the press add to our mental happiness?". 


William Henry Bogart was an American lawyer, legislator, journalist, historian and one of the first trustees of Wells College. In 1840 Mr. Bogart was elected to the New York State Assembly to represent Tompkins County; he served one term. Additionally he was a clerk for the New York State Senate. Mr. Bogart was a correspondent for New York Courier and Enquirer and the New York World newspapers, but he was also an historian and author. He was most well known for his book, Daniel Boone and the Hunters of Kentucky (1854) which Bogart wrote in an attempt to rescue Daniel Boone from becoming entirely myth and legend. Bogart also wrote poetry and books on more general American history. Wikipedia

6-3/4 x 4-1/4 inches, Autograph letter signed W.H. Bogart. One page, 8vo. Was folded with two horizontal and one vertical fold, now flat and glued into an autograph book with old glue residue on verso along left side, otherwise, very good condition.

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