Forwarding 120 copies of the recently printed U.S. laws relating to naturalization to the Governor of Kentucky for distribution to the appropriate state courts, as reported in a clerical manuscript letter, signed by Richard Rush as Acting Secretary of State, May 8, 1817, from the Department of State, to Kentucky Governor Gabriel Slaughter.

Rush served as Attorney General under Madison and Monroe, filling in as Acting Secretary of State for six months in 1817, until Monroe’s appointee John Quincy Adams arrived home from Great Britain; among Rush’s achievements were the demilitarization of the Canadian border on the Great Lakes in 1817, his successful role as minister to Great Britain, 1817-1825, and his handling of the nation’s finances as Secretary of the Treasury, 1825-1829. Folio. One-page, approximately 175 words; docketed verso of integral leaf. Old fold lines, but very good. Item #68634

Price: $250.00