Civil War-era ALS, one page, 4 x 6.5, no date but annotated 1864 in pencil. Letter to Capt. Langdon, written from the Confederate "Executive Mansion." In part: "I have to thank you for the most beautiful bucket I have ever seen. Please believe that it will be carefully preserved, and brightly burnished, as an evidence of the high estimation placed upon your beautiful and acceptable present." In fine condition, with decreased ink flow rendering the signature light. From the Collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller.
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