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    The subject of a popular film starring Charleston Heston.  The armies of the Mahdi last siege to Gordon's Sudan command, and slaughtered them to a man after vacillation about policy at home delayed their relief.

    During the siege, they were cut off from financial support to buy provisions, so Gen. Gordon issued this personal script bearing his signature and Arabic seal.  "One hundred piastres, this sum is accepted and will be paid by the Treasury in Khartoum or Cairo anytime six months from today..."  Gordon issued these notes guaranteed by his reputation and personal wealth.

    Also included are two scarce contemporary mourning medals for Gordon.  Excellent condition.

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    29th Thursday
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