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    Archive of 1876 U.S. Treasury Letters In Bound Volume (U. S. Treasury, dated 1876.) This unique cloth bound volume, 8.5" by 10.5", contains approximately 200 copies of the handwritten letters form January 3, 1876 to December 27, 1876 during the tenure of Secretary of the Treasury Benjamin H. Bristow. Some of the letters are signed by him, but the majority are official letters sent by the Assistant Secretary or the Acting Secretary. The letters are indexed alphabetically, in superb detail, with inventory numbers. Also bound into the volume is one telex message. A Fine copy, the cloth boards are clean and the letters are choice condition. The spine is rough, and unfortunately most of the original title portion has chipped off. Many of the letters have very interesting content, covering primarily legal and financial matters. One particular letter concerns payment for destroyed cotton during the Civil War "upon State troops raised for the purpose of aiding in the suppression of the insurrection." Most of this is angrily underlined by Bristow and this two page letter is signed by him. A unique piece of Americana from our Centennial year, this is the first official record library we have ever seen.

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