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    (American Revolution) Comfort Sands Autograph Letter Signed, one page with integral address leaf, 8" x 13" Fish Kill, January 10, 1782 concerning cattle delivered to West Point. Sands (1748-1843) was an influential New York merchant and supporter of the American Revolution. Officially he was the state auditor, but privately he ran ships through the British blockade. Here, he writes about a substandard herd of cattle which were driven to West Point for slaughter, in part: "Yesterday I came from West Point and found that the Cattle you had Sent there was not Merchantable & that they had Sent them Off again from the Point...if there was any more in Your Drove not to fitt [sic] to Kill to take them the same way..." Loss from seal tear at right margin, weak at folds, light toning, else very good. Ex. Henry E. Luhrs Collection.


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