Lot 1373

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(1811-1872) Essayist and editor of the "New-York Tribune", Liberal Republican candidate in the 1872 presidential election. Best remembered for his quip: "Go West, young man, and grow up with the country". Good content A.L.S. on Tribune letterhead, 1p. 8vo., New York, Dec. 23, 1869, to an H.J. Lewis, Esquire, in small part: "I rejoice that the [?] event in our country''s history ... to our Declaration of Independence, if not even before that, is to be fitly celebrated in your city. I cannot be with you - I wish I could - but I can rejoice with you at the event you justly honor, and unite in your ... trust that our country may never again have a Rebellion to crush, nor slavery to abolish..." Greely signs at the conclusion in black ink. Bears folds with minor splits thereto, with slight soiling, else very good.

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December 20, 2017 10:00 AM EST
Chesapeake City, MD, US

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