170One of Mr. Polk's Last Letters
- Aug 15, 2013Searching the web for something new about James K. Polk I chanced upon the following letter, and found it interesting enough to post its text. You can have a look at a reproduction of the autograph at
Nashville May 28th 1849
I have received your note oft the
17th Instant, notifying me that I had been
elected as an honorary member of Capitol
Hill Fire Co. No. 4, of this City. Having recently
become a citizen of that part of the City in which your Company is organized, it gives
me pleasure to accept the honor conferred; and should the occasion for it occur, it will
give me equal pleasure to be a working, as
well as an honorary member of the Company.
I am with Great Respect
Your Ob't Sv't
James K. Polk
D.C. Dibrell Esqu.
Secretary of Capitol Hill
Fire Co. No. 4 . -
I'm now thinking of one member of this group for whom this letter must be especially interesting.