by Spalding, N. G.
Very Good. ALS by N. G. Spalding[?] written to his friend Dennis Harder of Schenectady, New York in 1851. Letter is dated to July 6th, '51. Letter measures 5 ½" x 7" and is 4pp. Envelope is addressed to Dennis R. Harder FS Union College Schenectady, N.Y. Paid stamp, "3" rate handstamp, and postmark reading "West Troy N. Y. Jul 7" are on the front of the envelope. The flap of the envelope is missing and overall has heavy toning. The letter has light soiling, else very good. This letter contains a description of the wide use of various fireworks during "a visit from old '76" or a 4th of July celebration. He writes: "I declair the noise and powder and cannon and squibs and firecrackers and confusion of the old man's visit has made me - I had almost said - tired of his annual visit - but I will take it back - I too am a descendent of the Pilgrims and like a good old fashioned fourth of July high time." It seems that the Spalding was still recovering from the events of the celebration and apologizes to his friend for any aberrations in the letter. A scarce subject. . (Inventory #: 022746)