Lot 391: LS, one page, 7.75 x 9.75, August 18, 1868. An official copy of Howard's letter to Edwin Beecher to be forwarded to General Thomas H. Ruger. In full: "You are hereby appointed, subject to approval of the Secretary of War, Assistant Commissioner of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, for the State of Alabama, and will relieve Gen. T. H. Ruger in the duties of that office." Signed at the conclusion by Howard with his post-amputation left-handed signature. In fine condition, with trivial edge separations to mailing folds, a rough left edge, and mild soiling.
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