Lot 205 of 455:
letter, signed by John C. Fremont 1883  

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Estimate:
$800 - $1,200

Title:
Autograph letter signed to "My Dear Johnson Price"
Author:
Frémont, John C.
Place:
New York
Publisher:
Date:
August 16, 1883
Description:

1½ pp. manuscript letter, signed by John C. Fremont.  20x13 cm (8x5"). 

Fremont urges his correspondent to fuel support among investors to seize control of a valuable Mexican property. Fremont, who had made and lost several fortunes, exerted himself late in life to raise investment capital for various huge railroad and real estate schemes. While the letter is signed by Fremont, it is in the hand of an amanuensis: his wife Jessie, who "wrote by hand long communications for Fremont to sign regarding Mexican claims." Rolle, p. 230, note 23. 

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Condition:
Original folds; near fine.
 
Item number:
305272
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