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    John Wilkes Booth Autograph Letter Signed. Rare missive with interesting personal content written by Abraham Lincoln's future assassin to a friend, "Joe," in Boston on November 23 [no year], three pages, 5.25" x 7.75". Booth (1838-1865) was staying in Cincinnati during a theatrical tour when he wrote in part: "Dear Joe / I know you will forgive me this long delay in answering your letters; if you knew me better you would not wonder at it, as I avail myself of any excuse to get rid of writing, no matter how I may long to hear from the person to whom I have to write, and I confess I should like to hear from you every day. I received your photograph, a thousand thanks, I think it very good, I believe you have mine." Boldly signed "J. Wilkes Booth" in dark black ink. The original envelope addressed in Booth's hand is also included. This exceptional letter is in very good condition with folds, some minor smearing of the ink, and some fading on the first page only.

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    October, 2007
    25th-26th Thursday-Friday
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