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Lot 813

Lee, Robert E. Partly-printed document signed ("R E Lee") as Superintendent of West Point, one page, 10 x 7½", West Point, N.Y., April 15, 1854. Granting a one-month furlough to Charles H. Peirce, a "Sergeant of Capt. George W. Cullum's Comp'y A Engr's," to visit his home in Boston. Very good; lower right 3¼ x 4¼" area was separated from rest of document but was backed by a blue sheet of paper; this repair did not affect Lee's strong signature.

This document is accompanied by a military appointment for Peirce, dated Mar. 29, 1861, promoting him to 2nd Lt. in the 2nd Regiment of U.S. Artillery. Like many of the soldiers Lee commanded as superintendent of West Point, Peirce would fight against him when the Civil War began.
Estimated Value $3,000 - 5,000.
The Arden Family Holdings of Beverly Hills.

Realized $3,600

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