Mar 10, 2020 - Sale 2533

Sale 2533 - Lot 155

Price Realized: $ 219
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(MEXICAN WAR.) Dorrance, William T. Letter from an impatient sergeant in occupied Mexico City. Autograph Letter Signed to cousin Edward L. Moulton of Willimantic, CT. 2 pages, 9 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, on one folding sheet with address panel on verso bearing inked "10" stamp and "Vera Cruz Mexico April 26th" stamp; moderate wear with 4-inch repaired tear. Mexico, 20 April 1848

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Writing from occupied Mexico City, Sergeant Dorrance of the 7th United States Infantry awaits the conclusion of peace terms: "As we now have two American commissioners upon the soil of Mexico, empowered to settle the terms of a treaty with the Mexican government, we shall doubtless know in a few days how the treaty . . . is going to fare with the Mexican congress. . . . If we are not to have peace soon, it is my opinion that we shall have to march to St. Louis Potosi and give them a drubbing."