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    Sale 2502 | Lot 144
    Price Realized: $2,125With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2502 Lot 144

      WRITTEN DAYS AFTER DEATH OF FIRST WIFE HARRISON, BENJAMIN Autograph Letter Signed, "BenjHarrison," as President, to James & J.D. Oliver, acknowledging their sympathy letter. 1 page, 8vo, White House mourning stationery; faint uneven toning, horizontal fold, remnants of prior mounting at corners verso. Washington, 1 November 1892

      Estimate $350 - 500

      "Your most kind letter of sympathy was especially gratifying, for I cannot fail to remember that my debt . . . to my Indiana friends is greater than to all others. The struggles of my early life, in which my dear wife so largely shared, were helped by their unfailing friendship. The sympathy of old friends is very comforting to me."

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $2,125