LS signed “Winf’d S. Hancock,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.5 x 8.5, December 23, 1881. Letter to Henry Miller Allen declining an invitation. In full: “I am in receipt of your card requesting my presence at the reception to the Honorable John McKean at the Manhattan Club on Wednesday evening, December 28th. I regret extremely that my engagements will not permit me to be present on an occasion which would afford me so much pleasure.” Cloth-matted and framed with an engraved portrait to an overall size of 22 x 14. In fine condition, with a couple of small edge tears. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
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