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Ulysses S. Grant signed letter and carte de visite

7 Nov. 1881.

Signed letter and carte de visite. New York, NY: Manuscript, 1881. Letter on Mexican Southern Railroad Company letterhead. Printed letterhead and handwritten letter drawn up by a secretary and signed by Ulysses S. Grant, dated November 7, 1881. Grant had visited Mexico in the early part of 1880 and was hailed as its staunchest friend in the days of its struggle against Maximillian, who had been given the Mexican throne by the French in 1864. The Mexicans extended to Grant every possible act of personal and official courtesy. Because of his rapport with Mexico, he was made Chairman of the Incorporators of the Mexican Southern Railroad Company. The letter is addressed to Jacob R. Shepherd regarding an interview which was originally sought by Shepherd and which Grant agreed to give. “If you will call here between eleven and twelve o’clock tomorrow with your friend, I will see you.” Grant explains his delay in responding to Shepherd due to a backlog of mail. Includes a photograph (card de visite) trimmed at corners, not affecting image, circa 1866. This letter is in fine condition.

ISBN: none

[Item #ATG00025]

Price: $2,750.00
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