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    Outstanding Autograph Letter by George A. Custer Signed Once in Full and Initialed Twice A.L.S. "G.A. Custer" in pencil, 1 p., 7.75" x 9.75", Fort Lincoln, D[akota].T[erritory], Apl 12, 1876. Addressed to the Honorable A.H. Barnes: "A large number of parties in and near Bismarck have been arrested charged with committing petty thefts of government property from this post. They and their friends are making strong efforts to secure the removal of US Commander Jackman before whom all their cases have been taken. If he is removed I believe the public interests will suffer and that the guilty parties alone will gain by any change." There are two brief postscripts added beneath which he has initialed but which are largely illegible. With usual folds and lightly smudged due to use of soft lead pencil, paper is very clean and signature is quite clear.



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    April, 2007
    16th-17th Monday-Tuesday
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