AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, TO HIS FRIEND AND FELLOW FEDERALIST WILLIAM MEREDITH ESQUIRE OF PHILADELPHIA, 18 DECEMBER 1812.

New York: 1812. Folio sheet, folded to [4] pp, integral address leaf addressed to Meredith with New York postal cancel. Folded for mailing, tear from wax seal with loss of a few words. Else Very Good.

One of the era's outstanding lawyers, a Federalist and then a Whig, Ogden argued several Supreme Court cases of significance in the early Republic, including Bank of Augusta vs. Earle, vindicating the doctrine of unrestricted trade between the States. Here he expresses his pleasure with the results of the "election for members of the next congress," which "closed last evening-- and it gives me no small degree of satisfaction to tell you that in the city we have a majority of upwards of seven hundred." His correspondent, Meredith, was a kindred political soul who served in the Whig Zachary Taylor's presidential administration. Item #36729

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