Lot 451: Winfield Scott

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-08-21 10:52:18

Lot 451: ALS, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.75 x 9.75, July 27, 1830. Letter to a lieutenant. In part: "The day before yesterday I carried a package containing two military books from the press of Hilliard to Boston…I had not before seen either book. I knew an act of Congress had passed for printing &c, but did not know that any competent person had been appointed to superintend the press. Hence I had serious apprehensions that important & ludicrous mistakes would be made in almost every page…The Infantry Tactics was, I believe, wholly prepared & arranged by me…I had before, in 1815 & 1824, had a principal hand in translating & modifying the larger book." Addressed on the reverse of the second integral page in Scott's hand. In fine condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature) and show-through from writing to opposing sides. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460 Wednesday, 16th September 2015 Estimate: $200-400
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