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    CIVIL WAR GENERAL AND CORPORATE MISCREANT. Schenck, Robert Cummings (1809-1890). Congressman, Civil War general, Minister to Brazil and Great Britain. While U.S. Minister to Great Britain in 1871, he promoted the sale of shares in the Emma Silver Mine Company, of which he was a director, quietly selling his own shares before news about the mine's depletion caused their value to collapse. His diplomatic immunity enable him to avoid facing fraud charges in a British court. ALS, n.p., n.d., inviting a friend to round out the guest's list at a dinner party. Excellent condition save for inconsequential mounting remnants on the back of the integral leaf.

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    July, 2004
    29th Thursday
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