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    Ulysses S. Grant Unsigned Autograph Note, one page, 4.5" x 2.75", n.p. [Mt. McGregor, N.Y.], n.d., to New York Governor David B. Hill. Grant, the victorious commander of the Union Army during the Civil War and eighteenth president, writes in pencil, "You find me quite a sufferer Governor, though not quite so bad as appearances indicate. This last week I saw a great deal of company and wrote to[o] much. I am now paying the penalty." Mounted to an 8" x 10.5" leaf of Executive Chamber, Albany letterhead on which Hill has penned and signed a certification that the note "was written by General U.S. Grant in my presence at . . . Mt. McGregor on Sunday, July 12, 1885 (eleven days before his death) & handed to me personally by him." and presenting it to Hon. John Boyd Thacher. A poignant memento from Grant's "last battle". Fine.

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    November, 2008
    20th Thursday
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