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    Drake De Kay Partially Printed Pass. One page, 7.75" x 4.75", Washington; July 25, 1861. A pass for a G.P. Smith to pass "over the Bridges & within the lines." By order of General Mansfield and signed by De Kay as Aide de Camp in his famously oversized fashion, supposedly so that it could be read easily by torchlight. An article in the Cleveland Leader newspaper of July 13, 1861 suggests that the signature was made using a broomstick.

    Condition: Lightly foxed and rubbed.

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