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    Very Early American Balloon Flight Autograph Letter Signed, "David Millard, two pages with integral address panel, 8" x 9.5", Providence, Rhode Island, July 27, 1835, to William R. Wilson, Gloucester, Rhode Island. Relating a weekend of pleasant diversions to a friend, the author mentions in part, "...Saturday was a great day here. Mr. Lauricot made a great ascention [sic] in a Balloon...to see a man suspended between the Heavens and earth, and ascending gradually upwards until he disappears in the clouds, creates feelings in the mind of the astonished beholder...he ascended, taking a northeasterly direction, gradually rising toward the upper world...". Soiling, smoothed folds. Good condition. From the collection of Henry E. Luhrs.

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    October, 2007
    27th Saturday
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