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Lot #7489
John J. Pershing Typed Letter Signed

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American general (1860-1948) remembered as the commander of the American Expeditionary Force on the Western Front in World War I. TLS, one page, 6 x 7, American Expeditionary Forces, Office of the Commander in Chief letterhead, November 7, 1919. Marked "Personal," a letter to Sarame Reynolds of the First National Bank, in part: "My expressed desire to visit El Paso and the mountains was not pretense, as you pretend to believe, but was most sincere. I find, however, that I shall be unable to go west for some time to come, but when I do, of course, El Paso is going to be on my list." Pershing adds a handwritten and initialed postscript to the left border: "P.S. My very best 'written' thoughts go with this, J. J. P." In fine condition, with a light blot to Pershing's first name. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. From the Collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: The Lawrence Miller Collection
  • Dates: #1008 - Ended May 21, 2020

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