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Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(LOUISIANA PURCHASE.) Lewis Cist. Letter describing a procession in honor of the Louisiana Purchase. Autograph Letter Signed to Jacob Cist of Washington, DC. One page, 13 1/2 x 8 inches, with docketing and address panel (no postal markings) on verso; short separations at folds, 1-inch seal tear in left margin. Philadelphia, 12 May 1804
"We have just been watching a procession in commemoration of the acquisition of Louisiana. All of our volunteers--infantry, foot, horse, artillery--the governor, followed by the councils, the Cincinnati, the Incorporated Cordwainers with an 8-gallon shoe & flags with the names of the states, territories &c. It made a very good appearance & lasted from the beginning to end about 3/4 hours."
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