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    Ulysses S. Grant Autograph Letter Signed. One ruled page, 5" x 8", Washington, D.C., January 16, 1866, on letterhead printed "Head-Quarters Armies of the United States." In this letter written less than a year after accepting General Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, the successful general accepts an invitation to attend the reception of a painting of General Winfield Scott in New York. The letter reads in full, "Yours of the 13th to ascertain whether I will be able to accept an invitation to be present in New York on the 22d of Feb.y for the purpose of receiving the beautiful portrait painting of Gen. Scott is received. I know of no reason now why I should not be able to be there at the time specified and unless something unforeseen occurs will be. Very Truly your obt. svt. [signed] U. S. Grant Lt. Gen." The paper bears light soiling and foxing. On the reverse, two minor fold separations have been repaired with cello tape. The right edge of the reverse bears tape, possibly used for hinging.

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    June, 2015
    12th-13th Friday-Saturday
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