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    James Longstreet Autograph Letter Signed. "James Longstreet." One page, 5.5" x 9", Gainesville [Georgia], July 7, 1889, to Colonel Owen regarding former Union general and now President-elect Benjamin Harrison's future staff selections. The letter reads in full:

    "I have to thank you for the very nice letter written by General Harrison for me. It is hardly probable that it can influence the President elect in selecting his advisors, but it occurred to me that it would please him to find prominent southern men showing interest in him as the national Executive and with that view I was pleased to call upon you."

    At the time of this writing, General Longstreet was in semi-retirement raising turkeys. Folds and slight soiling on the right margin and bottom corner. Else very fine.


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    8th-9th Thursday-Friday
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