1 full page, 4to. CONCERN FOR THE ORIGINAL DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. Woodbury, formerly New Hampshire Congressman, Senator, Secretary of the Navy and Treasury under Jackson, passes on a troubling report from a son of Signer Benjamin Rush concerning the condition of the Declaration of Independence: "...It has...been suggested to me by Docr. Rush of Philadelphia, that the original Declaration of Independence is so exposed at the Patent office, that the ink in the signatures is likely to fade & that in order to preserve it, the light must be excluded from it..."" /> [DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE]. WOODBURY, Levi (1789-1851), <I>Justice of the Supreme Court</I>. Autograph letter signed ("Levi Woodbury") to an unidentified correspondent, Washington, 11 March 1845. <I>1 full page, 4to.</I> CONCERN FOR THE ORIGINAL DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. Woodbury, formerly New Hampshire Congressman, Senator, Secretary of the Navy and Treasury under Jackson, passes on a troubling report from a son of Signer Benjamin Rush concerning the condition of the Declaration of Independence: "...It has...been suggested to me by Docr. Rush of Philadelphia, that the original Declaration of Independence is so exposed at the Patent office, that the ink in the signatures is likely to fade & that in order to preserve it, the light must be excluded from it..." | Christie's