Oct 28, 2021 - Sale 2584

Sale 2584 - Lot 59

Price Realized: $ 688
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 350 - $ 500
GARFIELD, JAMES A. Autograph Letter Signed, twice ("J.A. Garfield" or "J.A.G."), to "Dear Gen'l," in pencil, requesting that he go to Columbus and write him about the canvas. With an autograph postscript Signed, with initials: "Maj[or David Gaskill] Swaim, my old staff officer who goes with me tonight, is a cousin of [Judge N.D.?] Tibbals of Akron. He has written him urging him to go for you." 1 1/2 pages, 8vo, written on recto and verso of a single sheet; horizontal folds. Np, 1870s?

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"I want you to go to Columbus Jan 1st. The Speaker question will have been decided the Sat. Evening before.
"You must write me so that I will hear at Hiram--on the Saturday before New Years--any fact pertaining to the canvas.
"God bless you my Dear friend and make you successful. I shall do all in my power to help you."