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Duncan, Stephen (1787-1867) to unknown

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05339.11 Author/Creator: Duncan, Stephen (1787-1867) Place Written: Saratoga Springs, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 August 1860 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 25.2 x 19.9 cm.

Remarks on the purchase of "Negro boots- made of the very best materials," which he plans to obtain at a reasonable rate. Discusses the collection of interest on the liabilities of the Michigan Southern Rail Road. A note scribbled on page two beneath the signature asks if Northern Indiana Rail Road bonds can be sold, and if so, at what price.

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