Sante Fe, 1880. Autograph Letter Signed by Ulysses S. Grant which reads, "Dear Mrs. Hines, Mrs. Grant and I are under many obligations to you and the general for a very pleasant visit to Sante Fe. We hope to have someday, the opportunity of reciprocating your hospitality. Very truly yours, U.S. Grant Santa Fe, New Mexico, July 16, 1880." Matted and framed. Entire piece measures 13 inches x 16.5 inches. Three days earlier on May 8, 1871, President Grant had signed the Treaty of Washington, settling the so-called "Alabama Claims," whereby the U.S. sought reparations from the United Kingdom for attacks on U.S. ships by the British built ship, CSS Alabama, and other Confederate ships that were sold to the rebel states during the Civil War. The British government agreed to pay the U.S. $15.5 million. (Inventory #: 17013)
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