[Washington, D.C.]: 1828. Broadside, 8" x 9.75". Entirely in ink manuscript. A couple of small blank corner chips, reinforced at inner margin on verso. Very Good.
Walter Lowrie [1784-1868] was born in Scotland and came to Butler County, Pennsylvania, with his parents in 1791. He was active in politics and a United States Senator from Pennsylvania 1819-1825. Thereafter he was Secretary of the U.S. Senate, an elected position placing him in charge of its day-to-day operations, until 1836. His letter to Smith refers to Duff Green's printing contract with the Senate.
Richard Smith [1786-1864], born in Maryland, spent his life in Washington. In 1814, the Bank of Columbia in Washington established offices in the Treasury buildings and appointed him to conduct its business. By 1817, Smith was Cashier of the Office of Discount and Deposite of the Bank of the United States in Washington. Item #30747