GRANT, ULYSSES S. 1822-1885.

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Lot 6255
GRANT, ULYSSES S. 1822-1885.

Sold for US$ 1,434 inc. premium

Fine Books & Manuscripts

4 Dec 2006, 16:00 EST

New York

GRANT, ULYSSES S. 1822-1885.
Autograph Letter Signed (“U.S. Grant”), April 6, 1867, 1½ pp recto and verso, 8vo, to Mrs. General McDowell in New York, on lined Head-Quarters Armies of the United States stationery, original envelope cover preserved, both items tipped at all edges of single album leaf, slight wear and stains to folds on verso of letter.

Sending a package and letter from Mrs Grant to Mrs Grant's sister in San Francisco and assisting in the arrangement of Mrs McDowell's journey across American: "I directed the order to be made for the young officer who you desired should accompany you to the Pacific, to report to General McDowell. I hope he has received this order." General Irvin McDowell had been given command of the Department of the Pacific in 1864.
Provenance: The Presidential Autograph Collection of Alfred L. Baker.
See illustration.
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