John B. Magruder Document Signed Twice at Brevet Lt. Colonel. Two pages, two sided, including integral blank, 8" x 12.25", Fort Adams, Rhode Island, September 30, 1859. Career military officer John Bankhead Magruder served in the armies of three nations; he was a U.S. Army officer in the Mexican-American War, a Confederate general during the American Civil War, and a postbellum general in the Imperial Mexican Army. With this document, 1st Lieutenant Henry W. Closon affirms that, while on duty at Fort Adams, he swears that nothing about his housing at Fort Adams "could be assigned to Capt. & Bvt. Lieut. Col J.B. Magruder." He goes on to state that he has neither requested nor received "quarters, rent, or fuel, by the public, nor received a commutation of money in lieu thereof." Boldly signed twice by Magruder. Docketed on verso of second blank leaf. Document is lightly age toned and has a few minor areas of fold separation, but is generally in fine condition.

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