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    "Cuff off sleeve of Spanish Commander (Colonel) of Ponce, P. R. - Killed at Aybonito, Summer 1898," is the introductory paragraph on the ink script 2 5/8" X 3 5/8" card, from the Bannerman Store Museum in New York City, that accompanies these two black sleeve cuffs. The rest of the ink script provenance reads as follows, "Procured by Lt. Col. L. F. Burpee, judge adv. staff of Maj. Gen. Miles comd'g U. S. A. stationed at Ponce. Cuffs were at tailor's in Ponce to have braid sewed (sic) on when U. S. forces drove Spaniards out." Each cuff is of black wool with gray silk lining, 4 1/2" X 6 1/4". Stitched to each cuff are three gold bullion eight pointed stars on dark blue wool background. Additionally, one of the cuffs has pinned to it a double width 1 1/2" long strip of gold bullion braid. Both cuffs also exhibit tack stitching as commonly used by tailors. Both in excellent condition with just a few small scattered moth holes. Great Span Am artifact with impeccable provenance.

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