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    Ulysses Grant Endorsement of a Patent Office Applicant. 7 3/4" x 9 3/4" letter written on lined bifolium stationery, Washington City, July 24, 1866, from Jonathan N. Craig to the Commissioner of Patents, requesting a job as an examiner in his office. It is endorsed on the other side by Brig. Genl. Henry J. Hunt (formerly Chief of Artillery in the Army of the Potomac) and, more importantly, by U. S. Grant. Hunt highly recommends Craig who served on his staff 1862-1865, serving in many of the major battles of the war ("He was breveted for gallantry & good conduct. Major for Gettysburg, Lt. Col. for Petersburg"). Grant concurs with Hunt's glowing remarks, signing "U. S. Grant/ Lt. Gen./ July 25th 1866." A very clean document with bold writing.

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    December, 2015
    12th Saturday
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