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Longstreet, James (1821-1904) Autograph Letter Signed, 2 October 1885.

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3103T
Lot:
1043
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Books & Manuscripts - 3103T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 31, 2018 10:00AM

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Longstreet, James (1821-1904) Autograph Letter Signed, 2 October 1885. Single sheet of lined paper, inscribed on both pages, old folds, discolored stripe across top, stamped by the U.S. Pension Office, Court of Pensions note on verso; Longstreet asks to write for a federal pension, based on injuries received during the Mexican-American War in 1847, but asks that his plea stays out of the newspapers, 9 x 5 3/4 in.

Note: Text: "I beg your indulgence to inquire if I am entitled to a pension for a severe wound received in storming Chapultepec in Mexico, on the 13th of September 1847.
At the same time I will ask that the matter be so investigated that it shall not reach the newspapers, unless the decision should be favorable, as an adverse decision will put me in position not very pleasant.
I have frequently been told by surgeons who examine applicants that my claim is a just one, but the fact of being in the Confederate Army since the war casts a doubt in my mind, as to the law in the case."
Estimate $1,000-2,000


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Keywords

Mexico, James Longstreet, Military personnel

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