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    George Armstrong Custer: His Endorsement Signature on an 1870 7th Cavalry Document Prepared by William W. Cooke. Apparently this is a clerk's copy, as it is not in Cooke's hand. But the pairing of the two on a single 7th Cavalry document is nonetheless interesting. Cooke was Custer's adjutant and part of his inner circle, the "Custer Clan" of "Custer Gang." His body was found not far from Custer's at Little Big Horn. Cooke is best remembered as the author of the famous "last note:" Benteen. Come on. Big Village. Be quick. Bring packs. W. W. Cooke. P.S. Bring Packs." 7.75" x 10", and in excellent condition, with several old tape marks which could probably be mitigated or eliminated by a professional paper conservator.

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    October, 2015
    25th Sunday
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