Andrew Jackson SIGNED Rare John Wheeler Document
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Andrew Jackson SIGNED Rare DocumentBoldly signed at the bottom by Jackson and counter-signed by Secretary of State, Edward Livingston. This particular document is the appointment of John Wheeler to the position of Clerk to the commission under the law to carry into effect the Convention between the United States and his Majesty he King of the French. Wheeler was a politician and historian who served as the United States Minister to Nicaragua from 1855 to 1856. He was also appointed to be the superintendent of the Federal Mint in Charlotte, North Carolina by President Andrew Jackson. On July 4, 1831, France and the United States reached a settlement of claims on shipping attacks by both countries. France would pay 25 million francs to the United States for claims due; while the United States would pay 1.5 million francs to settle French claims. Document measures 10 x 13. Moderate toning from old tape reinforcement on reverse along intersecting folds. Fair condition.
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