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    Chester A. Arthur Letter Signed as newly appointed Quartermaster General of New York City.
    One page, 7.75" x 9.75", "Quartermaster Generals Department, New York," April 22, 1861. In this letter written just eight days after the surrender of Fort Sumter, the future president requests Robert Haws, the Comptroller of the City of New York, to allow him to "take possession of sufficient ground in the Park of the City of New York to erect thereon a temporary building for feeding 1500 men of the New York Volunteers." Age toned with folds. Hinged to a larger paperboard (8.5" x 10.5"). Also included is an engraving of Arthur.


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    December, 2014
    12th Friday
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