Lot 28: Zachary Taylor

RR Auction

2015-08-21 10:51:19

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Lot 28: LS signed "Z. Taylor, Bt. Br. Genl., U.S.A. Comdg.," one page, 7.75 x 9.75, September 4, 1845. Letter to the Adjutant General of the US Army, written from the Headquarters of the Army of Occupation in Corpus Christi, Taxes. In part: "The report of sick may appear rather large but the greater number of cases are mild and all are quite free from malignant disorders. I have to acknowledge your communication…directing the discharge of Private Werner." In fine condition, with show-through from a small piece of tape to the left edge. Taylor and his Army of Occupation were sent to the Texas-Mexico border by President Polk in anticipation of an attack the following spring. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460 Wednesday, 16th September 2015 Estimate: $1000-1500
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