Feb 20, 2020 - Sale 2530

Sale 2530 - Lot 15

Price Realized: $ 520
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
SHERMAN, WILLIAM TECUMSEH. Two items Signed, "W.T. Sherman," each to Assistant Secretary of the Treasury John B. Hawley: Autograph Letter * Autograph Note. The letter, thanking for his help arranging work for a girl entrusted to Sherman's guardianship. 2 1/2 pages, 8vo, "Headquarters Army of the United States" stationery, ruled paper, written on a folded sheet; horizontal folds, faint offsetting. With the original envelope. The note, to both Hawley and his own brother John Sherman, written on verso of his printed visiting card: "See Rachel & her Lady Friend." 1 page, 2 1/4x3 1/2 inches; faint scattered soiling. Washington, 30 December 1879; Np, nd

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The letter: "I was really delighted . . . that you had found a place for Lillie . . . at $55 per month beginning Jan 1, 1880. I will go and see her tonight and give her two full months value of advice, and I trust she will earn her wages. . . . [S]he is . . . a girl of high principles, and will honestly strive to please all about her.
"It is really a relief to her, as I am responsible for her expenses, & have about as much as I can carry now. Tell the head of the office in which you place her that she is committed by her sister Mrs. Moreland of Mobile to my guardianship . . . ."