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BOSTON CUSTER (1848 - 1876) Younger brother of George and Thomas Custer and brother-in-law of First Lt. James Calhoun, Boston served as a guide to George and was killed along with his two brothers at the Little Big Horn. Very rare fine content and association A.L.S. "Bos", 3pp. 8vo., Monroe, Mich., Jan. 15, 1868 to his brother, Gen. George A. Custer at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. In part: "...We are all well except Mother...She has not gone down to Newis' [?] yet, but wants to soon, and when she does it will be very lonesome...we have one month's vacation on account that there is not money to pay the teachers...I am very much obliged for that money you sent me, and it came just in the right time. Auti, I am going to tell you something...I suppose Mag had told you, I am going to try to live a Christian life, God being my helper...if I have done anything to hurt your feelings or wronged you in any way, I ask pardon for all...I intend to go to that naval school...I will be twenty the last day of next Oct...I want you to answer soon and write me a long letter...". Fine condition, sold with holograph transmittal envelope to George Custer, thus signing his last name a second time.
Estimate $ 4,000-6,000

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