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    Union General Winfield Scott Hancock Post-War Letter. This is a somewhat comical letter written by Union Major General Winfield Scott Hancock to a Mr. A. A. Stevenson dated March 30, 1867. Posted from Washington, DC and marked "private", in the letter Hancock denies a report that recently he "rode through the streets with Jefferson Davis and paid him distinguished attention". The incident had apparently been reported in the press causing Hancock to write this letter. Hancock goes on to point that he had "never met Davis in my life". Apparently the two were in New Orleans at the same time, sparking the rumor. The 6" x 8.5" letter is three pages long and is signed by Hancock. There is a slight tear at the upper right of the first page; otherwise it is in fine condition.

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    December, 2006
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