[TWO AUTOGRAPH LETTERS FROM A.K. BLYTHE TO JOSE DE LA CONCHA REQUESTING A LEAVE OF ABSENCE OF THE AMERICAN CONSULATE IN CUBA]
by Blythe, A.K.
Havana, 1857. pp. plus blank leaf; pp. plus blank leaf. Bifolium. Minor toning and offsetting. Second document worn at edges, lightly chipped. Old fold lines. Very good. Two letters from the Consulate General of the United States addressed to the governor of Cuba, Jose de la Concha, requesting a leave of absence. Both letters, marked six months apart in 1857, address Blythe's wish to return to America for a short leave and, in a somewhat pleading tone, request permission and passport for said journey. Blythe also requests the appointment of Vice- Consulate General Thomas Savage to his role during his absence. (Inventory #: WRCAM51038)
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