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    Samuel Colt Signed Letter An extremely rare autograph letter signed twice, "Saml. Colt," and "S. C.," three pages, 5" x 8", New York, April 9, 1861 to his secretary. Colt hastily dictates orders to his secretary and writes, in most part, "I have your note of yesterday with enclosures form Col Cooper. Should you receive the package of letters & Papers returned to me From New Orleans I want you to send them to me at 240 Broadway by the first express & mail the Express receipt for them to me at the St. Nicholas Hotel. I may leave here for the South before returning to Hartford hence it will be necessary for you to have your payroll & other accounts... with the usual checks drawn for my signature. You will probably have to bring down the check books to me here for signature. I will telegraph to you if you must come in the mean time you must telegraph to me on receipt of this if you can be ready to come here tomorrow, Wednesday night, or when you can be ready to come if you are telegraphed to do so. If you come here you should calculate to stop a sufficient time to make the necessary examinations at the office & fix the business so as to have no mistakes thereafter. In haste yours truly Saml. Colt." Being a hasty letter, Colt signed before he remembered another thought which he related in a short postscript, "I may telegraph to you to bring down Mr. McFarlen with you & I wish you now send him word that I shall probably want him to go to Cincinnati very soon & to let me know if he can do so. S. C." Some of the text shows through from the reverse page, weak folds archivally repaired, otherwise bright and clean and perfect for display. Nicely matted with first page of the letter, reproduced for easy reading alongside the original second and third pages and a portrait of Colt. A rare opportunity to acquire an example from the man whose invention helped tame the West! From the collection of Bradley O'Leary. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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