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Cooper, Samuel (1798-1876) to Major Wilcox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02457.03 Author/Creator: Cooper, Samuel (1798-1876) Place Written: Tampa, Florida Type: Autograph letter signed Date: October 31, 1841 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 25.4 x 20.4 cm. + 1 engraving ; b&w ; 22.7 x 14.2 cm

Assistant Adjutant General of the Army Cooper informs Wilcox that "We are all rejoiced to hear, from Col. Whiting of your convalescence... you must not permit your zeal to interfere with your recovery... " Mentions Colonel Worth (possibly William Jenkins Worth) and offers to order Lieutenant Patrick to assist Wilcox. Accompanied by an unidentified clipped signature. One bust engraving of Cooper included as collateral.

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