Lot 407: ALS signed "W. T. Sherman, General," three pages, lightly-lined on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, Headquarters Army of the United States letterhead, March 28, 1877. Letter to Colonel Arthur, in part: "Sanders desires some appointment in the Customs House New York…You know how careful I am in such matters and that nothing but stern necessity could endeavor me to interfere in such matters…I knew Mr. Sanders in California in early days…Like many of that clan he suffered in the financial calamities and now stands in need of help. He was held in high estimation there and I am sure how he would fulfill honestly…any post to which you could assign him." A partial separation to intersecting folds (two vertical folds passing through two letters of the signature), staple holes to upper left corner, irregular blocks of toning and trivial soiling to first page, and a toned strip of tape to reverse of second integral page, otherwise fine condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
Write a response...