1 page, oblong, 195 x 126mm, neatly inlaid. A RARE LEAF FROM JOHNSON'S LEDGER AS A TAILOR, of which only fragments survive, documenting this lowly early trade of the future President. Only two leaves have appeared at auction over the last twenty years. The document lists seven transactions over a two-year period, including: "Making one fine coat...one pare [sic] of pants...one thin coat...Cuting one pare of pants." Andrew Johnson had become an apprentice tailor in his hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina, at the age of 14. Unable to attend a school, he taught himself to read and write. In 1825 he opened his own tailor shop in Greenville, Tennessee, and employed a reader, paying him fifty cents a day to read aloud to him the speeches of Senators, Congressmen and Government reports, thus educating himself in American politics and public affairs. His entry into politics was as Alderman of Greenville in 1828. " /> JOHNSON, Andrew (1808-1875), <I>President</I>. Autograph document signed ("A Johnson T[ailo]r") addressed to George Park, 3 October 1835 - 10 June 1837. <I>1 page, oblong, 195 x 126mm, neatly inlaid</I>. A RARE LEAF FROM JOHNSON'S LEDGER AS A TAILOR, of which only fragments survive, documenting this lowly early trade of the future President. Only two leaves have appeared at auction over the last twenty years. The document lists seven transactions over a two-year period, including: "Making one fine coat...one pare [<I>sic</I>] of pants...one thin coat...Cuting one pare of pants." Andrew Johnson had become an apprentice tailor in his hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina, at the age of 14. Unable to attend a school, he taught himself to read and write. In 1825 he opened his own tailor shop in Greenville, Tennessee, and employed a reader, paying him fifty cents a day to read aloud to him the speeches of Senators, Congressmen and Government reports, thus educating himself in American politics and public affairs. His entry into politics was as Alderman of Greenville in 1828. | Christie's