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Archer, Edward R. (fl. 1830-1917) to Isaac Toucey

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01896.040 Author/Creator: Archer, Edward R. (fl. 1830-1917) Place Written: Richmond, [Va.] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 27 September 1860 Pagination: 1 p. ; 25 x 20 cm. Order a Copy

Notification of having received from Toucey orders to report for duty in Philadelphia, and decision to decline promotion in order to resign from service. "...I respectfully decline it, having determined to engage in private business, I therefore tender you my resignation as 3rd Asst. Engr..." Marked "copy" in upper left corner.

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