* TYLER, John (1790-1862). Autograph letter signed ("John Tyler"), as President, to Mr. Gilman. Washington, 14 January 1842.
1 page, 8vo, left corners creased with mounting remnants on verso, folds. In full: "Your letter has been received and your wish is complied with." After the death of William Henry Harrison, Tyler became the first Vice President to fill the role of President. Constitutionally, the "Powers and Duties" of the President "shall devolve on the Vice President," which Tyler interpreted to mean that he should assume the title of President. He set a precedent by taking the title, earning him the nickname "His Accidency, the President." With an engraved portrait.
Estimate $ 600-800
Property from the Robert L. McKay Collection, North Tustin, California