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    William Tecumseh Sherman 1843 Signed Letter on Dispute with his Commanding Officer Good content autograph letter signed, "Wm. T. Sherman 1st. Lt. 3rd Art.," 8" x 9.75", Fort Moultrie, South Carolina, April 4, 1843, to Adjutant General R. Jones concerning a dispute with his commanding officer: "Sir Again I am compelled, to refer, direct to you, letter, that were dispatched through the prescribed channel, but refused transmission for reasons endorsed -- The reasons which Col. Gates assigns for my having no right to ask the question I did, are the very ones which urged me to as[k] it.... a decision one way or the other will not affect me at all, so far as my judgment is concerned -- The opinions of the officers at this post were divided, and thinking that there could be no possible objection to the course I adopted, I endeavored to set them at rest but it seems that Col. Gates is determined to assert that he is clothed with full & competent power to accede[?] himself, as well as deny the right of appeal Authority -- I now submit it for your action..." Written only three years after graduating 5th in his class at West Point, a fine, early example. Very light horizontal fold, otherwise in excellent condition. Tastefully matted with silver accents and a portrait of Sherman. From the collection of Bradley O'Leary. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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