Nov 08, 2018 - Sale 2492

Sale 2492 - Lot 13

Price Realized: $ 65
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 80 - $ 120
(CIVIL WAR.) JAMES G. BLAINE. Autograph Letter Signed, "J.G. Blaine," to Androscoggin Railroad Superintendent Benjamin H. Cushman, promising to bring a proposal to him in Augusta and informing him that obtaining the terms for it was difficult. 2 pages, 8vo, written on two sheets; moderate staining to lower edge of first page, docketed on terminal page, folds. Washington, 18 October 1861

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"I succeeded yesterday w[ith] procuring from McClellan a proposition which I trust will prove satisfactory to your Road.

"I will bring it to you in person as I shall reach Augusta . . . as soon as this letter.

"I have secured for you as good terms as the Back Route, but I assure you the fight has been a prolonged and severe one."

From the Collection of William Wheeler III.