SHERMAN, WILLIAM T. Autographed letter signed, three pages, Washington, February 27, 1873. To "Hon. John R. Brady."

Autographed letter signed ("W. T. Sherman / General"), three pages, on a bifolium, on Headquarters Army of the United States letterhead, Washington, February 27, 1873. The Union general (1820-1891) writes to "Hon. John R. Brady," accepting an invitation to Brady's Annual Dinner of the "Friends of St. Patrick" on March 17, 1873. The General's presence was noted in an article in the New York Times, March 18, 1873, and he is said to have made the trip to New York specifically to attend the dinner. Folded in thirds horizontally; two repaired splits at creases on final leaf; remnants of glue adhesive to verso of final leaf. 

John R. Brady (1822-1891) was a New York State Supreme Court Justice and is best known as having been the one to swear in Chester A. Arthur as President when word came to him that James Garfield had died of complications from the gunshot wound received several months before.

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