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    Post-War Wade Hampton Autograph Letter Signed, one page 5" x 7", likely Washington, D.C., n.d., ca. 1880, addressed "Gen'l Burnside U.S.S." on verso panel. The letter reads, "Go look at the enclosed papers & see if you can join in the recommendation of Capt Leslie. I shall be glad to do so if some of our friends on the other side can." Small marginal split, one corner crease, else fine condition.
    Although the identity of "Capt. Leslie" remains a mystery, this letter is obviously a note from one U.S. senator to another. Former adversaries Wade Hampton of South Carolina and Ambrose Burnside of Rhode Island held concurrent seats in the U.S. Senate between 1879 and 1881.

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    October, 2007
    25th-26th Thursday-Friday
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