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18th President of the United States ULYSSES S. GRANT partial handwritten autograph letter signed as President. Grant sent this letter from his "Summer White House" in Long Branch, NJ dated 2 days after the 4th of July 1875. In this partial letter Grant writes to his friend John Long who managed his farm in St. Louis. In the letter Grant arranges a visit to St. Louis and approves a lease agreement of his White Haven farm.

1875 was an important year for Grant as he signed landmark legislation including The Civil Rights Act of 1875. The law prohibited racial discrimination in public places and facilities such as restaurants and public transportation. The U.S. Supreme Court declared the act unconstitutional in the Civil Rights Cases (1883).


CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC AND ENCAPSULATED BY PSA/DNA EXPERT EXAMINATION. Quite simply one of the finest Grant autographs available on the market – a quality investment piece.


“Long Branch N.J., July 6th ‘75

Dear Judge:

I herewith return the lease to Edward Haley for two lots in the sigunam tract with the note for first half year endorsed to you.

I shall be in St. Louis sometime before the meeting of Congress, but I cannot now… very oppressive. Today is one of just that sort. I have just returned from the village a mile back from the shore, where I want to execute this lease, and found it there, excessively warm, while hear it is almost unpleasantly the other way. My kindest regards to family, is clay (?) employed?

Yours Truly

U. S. Grant

Judge John F Long”

Grant letter is in fair condition. Mailing folds, some creasing, small area of paper loss at intersection of folds, toned with age. All handwriting is still impressively dark and legible. Written on Grant’s “USG” monogrammed stationery. Letter is missing the second page and is being sold as a partial letter. A seldom seen letter dating from Grant's second term as President.

Sold as is, as shown.

ULYSSES S GRANT * PSA/DNA * Autograph Letter Signed as President Handwritten

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