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    Lot of 63 Western Letters & Documents to Gen. H. G. Thomas, ca. 1860s-1880s. Very nice lot of documents, letters, receipts, etc., to Union Army Brigadier General H. G. Thomas and postwar frontier Army paymaster, in the Dakotas, from friends, officers, businessmen, on news, business & Army pay matters. Many are from western posts, 20 or so have notations by Thomas listing where he was stationed when receiving the letters. A lot of them from Dakota Territory Forts, including Ransom, Sykes, Snelling, Lyons, Steele, Custer, & Totten. There are also pre-printed & handwritten documents, letters, receipts, and more. This lot should be investigated a great deal for interesting Western ephemera.

    Very good-very fine.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    13th Friday
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