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    "Mad Anthony" Wayne sends for the Cavalry in Indian War! Autographed Letter Signed, as Major General and Commander-in-Chief of the Legion Army, 1 page, 8" by 10", Head Quarters, Hobson's Choice, May 14, 1793. To his second in command, Brigadier General James Wilkinson - whose secret plots to destroy him caused Wayne no end of problems in the field. Left margin of integral leaf has been strengthened, not affecting the text; else fine. Offered here is a choice example of a scarce and desirable autograph - an urgent command given in the midst of Little Turtle's War. "I wish to order Capt. Lear with all the Cavalry to this place immediately - except those attached to Col. Strong's command. The accumulation of forage at the advanced posts, added to other considerations renders a junction of the Cavalry to this place indispensably necessary." From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    February, 2006
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