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    GROVER CLEVELAND AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED TO FITZHUGH LEE, Three pages, 3.75" x 6", Princeton, New Jersey, October 12, 1897, to U.S. Consul General Lee, Havana, Cuba. The former two-term president writes in part, "I desire to command to your attention Dr. F. E. Daughty, who I am assured is a citizen of New York of undoubted standing and good character. He desires to obtain satisfactory and legal proof of the death of his brother who formerly belonged to the Cuban army, and naturally supposed your aid is very desirable if not actually necessary...". With unstamped mailing envelope, moderate stains.

    Fitzhugh Lee was one of those farsighted former Confederate generals who embraced the modern world after his uncle's surrender. In short, Fitz Lee moved on. His being appointed U. S. Consul General to Havana as American relations with Spain deteriorated is evidence of the trust he had earned by reconciling with former enemies.

    Condition: Overall good.


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