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    Braxton Bragg Autograph Letter Signed. Two and one-half pages of a bifolium, 8.25" x 10.5", "Jefferson Barrack, near St. Louis, Mo.," September 18, 1849, to an unnamed recipient. The recipient, an acquaintance of Bragg, had apparently written Bragg asking him to use his influence in helping secure an appointment. (Bragg had received several promotions for his distinguished service and was widely admired during the Mexican War. He became nationally famous for his actions during the Battle of Buena Vista in 1847.) In this letter, Bragg responds that President Zachary Taylor had changed the appointment system, so Bragg would not be able to use his influence: "The system of Genl. Taylor in making appointments requires all applicants to go before the secretaries with their recommendations. This necessarily discharges any little personal influence I might have, besides, giving to the affair a political cast by which my voice becomes not only valueless but negative." Minor soiling. Some minor repairs to a small area of dampstaining do not affect the text.

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    March, 2015
    14th Saturday
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