Lot 539: Antonio Maceo Grajales

RR Auction

RR Auction

2016-01-22 16:28:53

Lot 539: Distinguished general (1848–1896) who was second-in-command of the Cuban army during the War of Independence against Spain. ALS in Spanish, signed "Anto. Maceo," one page, lightly-lined, 4.75 x 6.5, June 15, 1878. Letter to Juan Fran Martinez, a friend of his in Cuba, in part (translated): "Having received important news of the…republic of Cuba and judging convenient to give T. knowledge of their request to be served concurring tomorrow…It will be served to admit them to my consideration." In very good condition, with trimmed edges and a small area of show-through from pen impression on reverse. Just days before penning this letter, Maceo was forced to flee Cuba for New York where he lived in exile. RR Auction's Fine Autographs And Artifacts Auction 469 Wednesday, 10th February 2016 Estimate: $1000-1500
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