Lot #128
Edwin M. Stanton

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Estimate: $300+

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ALS, one page, 7.75 x 10, January 8, 1869. Letter to attorney and diplomat Edwards Pierrepont, in part: "The visit of yourself and daughter will be very welcome to our household. My health has been very bad for two or three months, but since the pleasant weather it has been rapidly improving and I have now strong hopes of a substantial recovery. Your memorandum was received, and I have retained it for a favorable conference with General Grant. But I have not seen him since the election, not being able to visit him, and his time being engrossed by others, or he has been absent. I have therefore no means of conjecturing his purposes. But no consideration can induce me to return to public life in any station at home or abroad. These things we will talk over when we meet." In fine condition. Accompanied by an engraving of Stanton bearing a preprinted signature. Stanton's mention of his "very bad" health was only temporarily assuaged by the warmth of spring, and on December 24, a final asthma attack ended his life at the age of 55.

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  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: December 14 - January 09

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