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    [General Joseph Hooker] Secretarially Written and Signed Letter. Two pages, 5" x 8", Garden City, New York, September 4, 1878, to General W. B. Franklin.
    In this letter "Fighting Joe" Hooker responds to a fellow general's invitation to attend an upcoming veteran's encampment. He writes in part: "I am booked for Philadelphia on the 14th last when the Azetecs [sic] hold their Anniversary meeting. Hence it will be impossible for me to visit your encampment." Both generals had seen much action during the Civil War. Hooker had long since retired from military service by this time and Franklin's post-war career involved a foray into politics and acting as general manager of Colt Firearms in Hartford, Connecticut. With the usual fold creases, else a bright, sharp letter in fine condition. From the collection of Henry E. Luhrs.


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    October, 2008
    17th-18th Friday-Saturday
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