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Lot #307
Robert E. Lee

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Partial self-contained partly-printed DS, signed “R. E. Lee, Capt. Engrs.,” one page, 7.75 x 1.75, no date but circa 1838. Lee certifies the necessity and receipt of supplies for the “Improvement of the Mississippi, above the Mouth of the Ohio.” Matted with an engraved portrait to an overall size of 10.25 x 11. In fine condition, with light show-through at the sides from mounting residue on the reverse. At the time of the signature, Lee was a decade removed from graduating West Point as a lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers. Between 1837 and 1842, he supervised the development of St. Louis harbor and the upper Mississippi and Missouri rivers, ultimately earning a promotion to captain for his work there.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #537 - Ended October 10, 2018

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