LS signed “Z. Taylor, Col., 1st Regt. U.S. Infy., Comdg,” one page, 7.75 x 9.75, February 27, 1834. Written from Fort Crawford, a letter to Col. R. Jones, in part: "I have received from Lt. Ogden in behalf of the members of the Mess & other Officers of this Post a communication requesting that the services of our man may be allowed the Mess as an attendant, for which he is to receive a compensation equivalent to extra pay…I have thought proper to refer the application to the General in Chief hoping that it may meet with a favourable decision." In fine condition, with a stain to the left edge, and light show-through along the top edge from some old mounting tape on the back.
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