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Zachary Taylor

Taylor approves an 1833 order for fuel for soldiers at Fort Crawford

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Taylor approves an 1833 order for fuel for soldiers at Fort Crawford

Manuscript DS, signed “Z. Taylor, Col Comdg.,” one page, 8 x 7.5, February 1833. Document headed “Requisition for fuel for the use of the Guard Stationed at Fort Crawford for the Month of February 1833,” in which Taylor signs off on one cord of wood for the guard at Fort Crawford. In fine condition, with trimmed top edge, scattered mild toning along one of the horizontal folds, one fold touching top of a couple letters of signature, a few creases, and missing lower left corner tip. Taylor’s signature is bold and prominent. Among the men who benefited from Taylor’s authorized use of fuel was future Confederate president Jefferson Davis, who served at Fort Crawford in 1833.

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Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph
  • Dates: #423 - Ended February 12, 2014

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