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1861 BOSTON DONATION RECEIPT A colorful, finely engraved partly-printed Union donation document, 1p. oblong 4to., boldly entitled in red lettering: "CITY OF BOSTON", Boston, 1861, reading, in part: "...This Certifies that Mrs. Stephen Brown has given 30 pairs of socks & one pr drawers for the soldiers who leave Boston under the requisition of the President of the United States". Boldly signed with a flourish by Mrs. Harrison Gray Otis for the committee on military donations. Removed from scrap album with residual paper remaining attached to the verso with light toning, else very good.
Estimate $ 300-400

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