Lot 16: Quite scarce ALS signed "Z. Taylor, Lt. Col 1st Regiment U.S.Infantry," one page, 7.75 x 9.75, Louisville Kentucky October 1, 1825. Letter to Roger ap Catesby Jones, Adjutant General of the US Army. In full: "I have the honor to enclose you here with copies of estimates which have been To Col. R. Jones Adjutant General U.S. Army forwarded to the quarter Master General. For clothing & Camp encampment required for the recovery service at Natchez in New Orleans. Very Respectively For Your Obedient Servant Zachary Taylor Lt. Colonel 1st regiment U.S. Infantry". Beautifully framed with portrait of Taylor. At this point in his military career, Taylor was serving primarily in Washington, D. C., and recruiting duty, and it was not until several years later he became a national hero during the Indian Wars. Taylor letters from this early period of his military career are seldom seen.
Oak Auctions' Rare Autograph and Manuscript Auction
Thursday, 19th November 2015
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