Lot 476: ALS signed "W. T. Sherman," four pages, lightly-lined on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, Headquarters Army of the United States letterhead, October 25, 1879. Letter to former New York City Mayor William Lafayette Strong, in part: "I have also received the Order of Proceedings in letter form, and report my belief that spite of any...understanding that from the wording of the Order of Proceedings Washburn, Cullem, and Harrison will in fact welcome General Grant...The opportunity will prove too tempting to escape them...I will use my last efforts to make the meeting hearty, cordial, brilliant, and as successful as I can." The letter bears a notary stamp in the lower left corner. Intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through two letters of the signature), a tape-repaired spine, irregular toning to first page, trivial show-through from writing to opposing sides, and adhesive remnants to signed page, otherwise fine condition.
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