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    John T. Ford, Friend and Occasional Agent of John Wilkes Book, Letter Signed "Jno. T. Ford", one page, 4.5" x 7" (on a four-page notesheet), n.p., 14 March, n.y. [probably 1859], to "Dear John" (not Wilkes Booth, as a later pencil docket hopefully indicates). Ford was the manager and proprietor of Ford's Theatre, where Lincoln was assassinated. About casting and theatrical matters, mentioning actors Mrs. Smylie and Miss Skerritt, the plays Town & Country and 9 Points, and the character of "Gladston e" which he calls a "splendid part. The best of the play I think. . . . The works goes on bravely." Mounting traces and staining on gutter fold; about ten words in center of text are faded out or abraded. Near very good.

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