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    The Tombstone and Arizona Territory Collection

    Fort Apache: A Remarkable 18-page 1883 Letter.
    The writer was married to a Major Clayton, who was transporting a $5000 payroll to the Fort in a wagon train consisting of "an ambulance, a baggage wagon, escort wagon, seven soldiers, three drivers, eighteen mules, ten saddle horses, and two dogs." She writes a detailed account of the journey, including many interesting incidents and observations. Among the most colorful is her description of a stop between Forts Thomas and Grant at "a little mud hut without a floor-a beastly Dutchman in possession-forlorn women-a horde of filthy brats." The letter 8.5" x 11", is neatly penned and very legible, and in excellent condition. Each page may be viewed in our website presentation of this lot.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2016
    11th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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