Joseph Anderson, Revolutionary War Hero and Senator of Tennessee, Letters and Documents Signed

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Anderson, Joseph (1757-1837). Revolutionary War hero, 21st President pro tempore of the United States Senate (1805), and Senator of Tennessee (1799-1815).

• LS as Comptroller, 1 p, "Treasury Department, Comptrollers Office." July 3, 1821. Addressed to N. Williams. Anderson writes Williams concerning cargo on the Schooner Jane carried in 1819.;

• DS as Comptroller, 1 p, "Treasury Department, Comptrollers Office." October 19, 1830. Account of customs for William Wood.

• ALS as Comptroller, 1 p, "Treasury Department, Comptroller's Office." September 8, 1817. Addressed to Nathaniel Williams. Anderson informs Williams he may purchase a thermometer he requested.

• NS as Comptroller, 1 p, "Treasury Department, Comptroller's Office." September 5, 1825. Addressed to Seth Williams. Anderson notes that he received Williams' oaths and bond.

• LS as Comptroller, 1 p, "Treasury Department, Comptroller's Office." April 5, 1815. Addressed to Nathaniel Williams. Anderson grants a debenature(?) for a shipment of coffee sent by Bordman and Pope.

• ALS as Comptroller, 1 p, "Treasury Department, Comptroller's Office." January 29, 1818. Addressed to Nathaniel Williams. Anderson writes Williams' that he must keep a better record of Treasury receipts.

• DS as Comptroller, 1 p, "Treasury Department, Comptrollers Office." February 12, 1831. Account of customs paying fishermen suspended for want of vouchers.

• DS as Comptroller, 1 p, "Treasury Department, Comptrollers Office." January 20, 1830. Account of customs from October 11 to December 31, 1829.

• ALS, 1 p, "Circular to Collectors." January 21, 1832. Anderson writes that all coffee imported should reflect the present rates and be marked as such.

• ALS, 1 p,"Treasury Department, Comptrollers Office." November 16, 1829. Anderson lets Williams know that his bonds and ballots are renewed and approved.

Following the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War, Joseph Anderson enlisted in the 3rd New Jersey Regiment of the Continental Army and rose to the rank of captain and paymaster in less than two years. He fought at the Battle of Monmouth and wintered at Valley Forge. In 1781, he transferred to the 1st New Jersey Regiment and fought at the Battle of Yorktown. President George Washington appointed Anderson United States judge of the newly formed Southwest Territory and he and his father-in-law represented Jefferson County at Tennessee's Constitutional Convention in 1796. The next year the Tennessee General Assembly elected him to the Senate. Although the position was supposed to be temporary, he was re-elected several times. He opposed the Alien and Sedition Acts, federal intervention into the issue of slavery, and the rechartering of the national bank, proposed by his fellow statesman, Andrew Jackson. After retiring from the Senate in 1815, President James Madison appointed him Comptroller of the US Treasury; a position he held until a year before his death in 1837.

Provenance: N. Flayderman and Co., Inc.

Condition: Typical folds of all the paper, some have light toning. One document as some tears. Some brittle folds on a few.

EST $ 600 - 800

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Joseph Anderson, Revolutionary War Hero and Senator of Tennessee, Letters and Documents Signed
Joseph Anderson, Revolutionary War Hero and Senator of Tennessee, Letters and Documents Signed
Lot number: 4
Seller: Cowan's Auctions
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