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#383 - William T. Sherman

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ALS signed “W. T. Sherman, General,” three pages on two adjoining lightly-lined sheets, 5 x 8, Headquarters, Army of the United States letterhead, October 12, 1878. Letter to Dr. Bertolet, the acting assistant surgeon of the US Army regarding a prescription for cough syrup. In full: “When I was in Santa Fe you gave me a bottle of Cough Mixture two or three tastes of which completely stopped my cough. I carried the bottle with me the whole round and when I reached Washington found my family here–including a boy in his 12th year who…had at night spells of Asthmatic Coughing. I gave him some of the…Medicine and it worked perfectly. Now my object is to obtain the Prescription in such form that it can be prepared by any apothecary. The bottle is marked ‘Dr. Bertolet No. 85, Aug. 28, 1878-Cough Mixture for General Sherman.’ If you will send me this, you will place me under additional obligation.” Small edge separations to horizontal mailing folds, and light toning and soiling, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Sherman’s hand, and two unsigned carte-de-visite portraits, one of Sherman and his generals and one of Bertolet. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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