Lot 33: Uncommon ALS as president, one page both sides, 4.75 x 7.5, December 15, 1856. Letter to a gentleman concerning an appointment. In full: "I wish to say to you that Colo. Winston had no knowledge of my purpose to remove Mr. Clark until I sent for him and requested him to accept the office of Indian Agent as Mr. C's successor. I make this statement to you, because Mr. W. supposes that a prejudice may possibly be excited against him when the supposition that he may have had some agency in procuring the removal of the late incumbent." In very good condition, with intersecting folds with small edge separations, scattered soiling, and brushing to ink in one word. This period was marked with several conflicts between Indians and settlers throughout the West while at the same time the Bureau of Indian Affairs was transferred from military control to the US Department of the Interior.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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