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#281 - Carrie A. Nation

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“I can not spare a hatchet yet”
Description                           Estimate: $400 - $600          

Temperance agitator (1846–1911) known for smashing saloons with a hatchet. ALS in pencil, signed “Carrie Nation,” one page, 7.5 x 5, March 7, 1901. Letter to an admirer, headed “In Jail, Topeka.” In full: “My dear young man, do all within the bounds of the law and you will be a smasher. The law of God and the law of right.” Beneath her signature, Nation adds: “A Home Defender, A Soul Defender, A Heaven Defender, A Hell Offender, I can not spare a hatchet yet.” Intersecting folds passing through the signature, light creases and toning, and show-through from mounting remnants to reverse, otherwise fine condition. Ideal content from the outlaw teetotaler, who was arrested more than thirty times during her violent temperance campaigns. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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