Lot 37: U. S. Grant

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-10-29 11:32:43

Lot 37: LS, one page, 8 x 10.25, Mexican Southern Railroad Company letterhead, July 24, 1883. Letter to A. D. Shaw. In full: "Not having been at my office for a week, I have just received yours of the 19th inst, inviting me to attend the 4th annual reunion of the Grant & Wilson and Hayes & Wheeler Glee Club to be held at Columbus July 20th. In reply will say that while thanking you kindly for the invitation, I shall not be able to accept." Cloth-matted and framed with a portrait of Grant and a small plaque to an overall size of 16.5 x 14.5. In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, and a few stray ink spots. Grant used his position as president of the Mexican Southern Railroad Company to increase trade with Mexico, and was appointed by President Arthur to negotiate a commercial treaty with the country. RR Auction's Fine Autographs & Artifacts Friday, 23rd October 2015 Estimate: $600-800
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