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Sale 92: The Summer Sale

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Military & War-Related Covers

Lot 1177    

"Fort Bridger U.T. Jan. 30th 1869", two datelined letters from Sgt. Harry Vincent, both with some interesting content "…This is a lonesome place in the Winter…", second letter datelined "Fort Bridger Mar 9th, 1869" begins with personal compliments and gripes over lack of mail due to heavy snow, which delayed trains for about a month, "…I have seen B Young and some of his lovely wives. He has, I believe, sixty five wives in all. I don't think that he would know them all if he would see them together. Ft. Bridger is not a town, and the nearest point to the RR is 8 miles…I have been to the city of Salt Lake…but I don't approve of the style of the Mormons at all, in fact I would find myself very much degraded if found in the company with one…" and "…I have been away on a hunting excursion, had a very pleasant time. There was 15 of us (soldiers) and 5 Indians. There is about 500 Indians camped near the Fort, but they are very peaceable. This is the Sanke Tribe. They are lazy and filthy. accompanied by original cover with 3¢ #65 to Brimfield Mass., reduced into stamp, Very Fine and interesting content concerning Mormons and Indians.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $675

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