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Sale 38 Lot 226

FRANCIS W. PICKENSWar-date A.L.S. on "Head Quarters State of South Carolina" letterhead, 1p. 4to., [Columbia], Oct. 3, 1861, to "Gen. Ripley - Commanding Confederate forces". In part: "...As I have armed Col. Orr's Regt. and expect to try and arm three other forces...I hope you will never let them leave this state...I have no other army & no other armed troops in the state except what may be in this city...I am really out of arms and... cannot consent for these troops now being armed to leave the state...". Also docketed and initialed again by Pickens on verso. Very good.
Estimate $ 400-600

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