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18th President of the United States ULYSSES S. GRANT handwritten two page letter signed with original envelope.  
CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC BY PSA/DNA EXPERT EXAMINATION. Sale includes original PSA/DNA Letter of Authenticity. GUARANTEED GENUINE - simply one of the finest EDISON documents available on the market.
OVER 100 WORDS ENTIRELY IN GRANT'S HAND expressing his disdain for the politics in the 1880 election in which Grant unsecesfully sought an unprecedented 3rd term. The letter is boldly signed as "US Grant". 
At the time of this letter Grant was stumping for Republican candidate James A. Garfield.

"New York City

Oct 20th 1880

My Dear Govnr'

You may possibly have seen from the papers that I do not visit Vermont as expected; at least for the present. This will prevent my accepting your kind invitation to visit Concord. At the earnest invitation of our friends here I have committed to visit some of the cities in the interior of this state, when political meetings are to be held next week. If I can do any good for the cause I want to do it, though I do not appreciate my services in a political way as some of my friends seem to.

Very truly yours,

U. S. Grant


Govnr' Head."


Condition consistent with age, use, handling and wear, as shown. Some spreading to the signature from wet ink as Grant wrote the letter; separations to paper at folds have been mended to the highest archival standards. Scattered foxing.


NOTE:  All SIGNATURIST-INK displays feature archivally mounted documents. This acid-free, ph-neutral museum-grade mounting tissue releases safely and easily with simply a swipe of a damp Q-tip.

A handsome and impressive addition to the den or office of the Civil War buff or autograph collector.


Sold as is, as shown.


  • Elegantly framed and archivally matted to custom-made, ornate reproduction 12” x 16” “antique gold" real wood frame. Gorgeous PH-neutral "Stars & Stripes Red" brushed suede mat with descriptive plaque and featuring authentic, highly-detailed antique 1860's era engraving of GRANT as a Lt. General in the Union Army.

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