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Description: (1822 - 1885) Eighteenth President of the United States and Union lieutenant general. Good content and association manuscript L.S. on Mexican Southern Railroad Company letterhead, 1p. 4to., New York, June 9, 1882 to CHARLES DEVENS (1820–1891), a Union brigadier general who served with distinction under Grany at Cold Harbor and Petersburg. In part: '...I have already signified my intention of being present at the reunion of the Society of the Army of the Potomac at Detroit...' paperclip stains at top, else very good. Sold with the original letter which accompanied it from autograph dealer Thomas F. Madigan in New York, 1928. Grant was president of the company, and in 1884, the company ran out of money and the northern segment was placed in receivership. The southern segment followed in 1885 with the failure of Grant's other business interests in New York, and the Mexican government declared the charter forfeit.Grant died later that same year.

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