Jul 30, 2020 - Sale 2543

Sale 2543 - Lot 4

Price Realized: $ 750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 200 - $ 300
(CIVIL WAR.) STANTON, EDWIN M. Letter Signed, as Secretary of War, to Attorney General Henry Stanbery, sending a letter from the Secretary of State [William H. Seward; not present] concerning the pardon of a former confederate Quarter Master of VA Mr. Smoot, and requesting that the letter be taken into account when considering the pardon. 2 pages, 4to, "War Department" stationery, written on separate sheets; staining from cello tape reinforcements at left edge of first page, horizontal folds. Washington, 27 December 1866

Additional Details

". . . This person is represented . . . as having been 'rebel Quarter Master of Virginia, and . . . special agent for the blockade runner "Old Dominion".' His . . . pretended interest [is] in two locomotives seized in Philadelphia in 1864 as they were about to be shipped . . . for the purpose of aiding the insurgents. . . ."