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    Philip Sheridan, Two Autograph Letters Signed, "P. H. Sheridan". The first letter has five pages, some front and verso, 5.25" x 6.5" December 26, 1883, Washington D.C., to George E. Pond. The general writes to Pond, a noted military writer, about ghostwriting Sheridan's memoirs, "I thought I would write myself, but I have always been a little mentally lazy on details and I didn't like desk work ". Sheridan explains why he hadn't written of his war experiences, "So many [authors] have been writing on these subjects and so much stuff was being put before the public that I long ago concluded that I would keep silent even in matters that effected my own [opinions] & let such people write themselves out & then present to the public a true history of my own services, by this course I would have the advantage of knowing what these people have to say. I think they are now pretty much written out." The second letter has four integral pages, written on three, 5" x 7", June 1, 1874, n.p., to Daniel O. Drennan. Sheridan writes his private military clerk, "The Report of General [Horatio] Wright of the Battle of Cedar Creek has been published in the Historical Magazine ...I had always been under the impression that Genl. Wright made no report until I saw this."

    Condition: The Pond letter has folds and even toning, else fine. The Drennan letter has folds and tape repair to page four (not effecting the writing).

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