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    Ulysses S. Grant Autograph Letter Signed "U. S. Grant" as president. Two pages of a bifolium, 4.5" x 7", on "Fair Lawn, Newport" stationery, August 24, 1870, written to his brother-in-law "Dent" (military secretary and brigadier general Frederick T. Dent) regarding Grant's pony "Little Reb." Folds and only minor soiling. Bold ink throughout. In full:

    "I wish you would send word to Adams & Co. Express office that there is a pony at the White House to be shipped to Mr. Hoey at Long Branch [Hoey was the general manager of the Adams Express Co.], and find out when they will be ready to take him. When they are direct Richard to deliver 'Little Reb' with his single harness. We leave here for West Point on Friday evening. I do not know when I will be in Washington again."

    In September 1864 when he was only six years old, President Grant's youngest son, Jesse, rode the black Shetland pony near the front line unbeknownst to his father. When General Grant's party came under fire, he noticed his son nearby and made him ride away to safety.


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