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    Two Civil War Items Penned by the Reverend Henry W. Bellows, as follows:
    ALS, "H.W. Bellows, two pages on U.S. Sanitary Commission letterhead, 5" x 8", New York City, April 3, 1863, to "Senator Foote", n.p. Discusses an applicant for the ambulance corps who is a kinsman of the senator's. The recipient of the letter was likely John J. Foote, formerly seated in the New York State Senate. Fine condition.
    Manuscript Untitled Ode to George Washington, one page on U.S. Sanitary Commission letterhead, New York City, February 22, 1865. Regarding Washington, an obtuse Bellows writes: "...He is keeping our country's birth into a new & heavenly life, a Birthday of Freedom for a Race, which he emancipated in dying." Fine condition. Lot includes small water-stained period engraving of Bellows.
    Clergyman Henry W. Bellows (1814-1882) ran the U.S. Sanitary Commission, the North's leading soldier's aid organization. From the collection of Henry E. Luhrs.


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    October, 2007
    27th Saturday
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