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City, George W. (fl. 1850-1859) to Edward R. Archer

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01896.030 Author/Creator: City, George W. (fl. 1850-1859) Place Written: Woosung, China Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 29 August 1859 Pagination: 1 p. ; 25 x 20 cm. Order a Copy

Thanks and praise from the Chief Engineer to Archer for his good service while working together. "It affords me great pleasure to be able to state that...the assistance you so cheerfully rendered at all times, your high professional attainments evinced, your unquestionably moral character and thoroughly correct deportment in all respects have merited not only my highest approbation but a sincere wish for your speedy promotion."

Archer, Edward Richard, 1834-1918
City, George W., fl. 1859-1878

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