Summer Auction 2019 Sale 76
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Important association Army order extract, 2pp. 4to., "Army Headquarters", Cedar Keys, Aug. 14, 1844, the U.S. Army official notice that hostilities in the Seminole Wars had come to an end. This "true extract" was issued to Capt. JOHN T. SPRAGUE (1810-1878), a major figure in the history of the Seminoles. The order was issued by Col. William J. Worth and secretarially signed for Asst. Adj. Gen. Samuel Cooper. Taken from Order No. 28,. it reads in part: "...It is hereby announced that hostilities with the Indians within this Territory have ceased. Measures are taken to pass the few remaining...who, meantime...will conduct inoffensively if unmolested in their haunts. The lands thus temporarily assigned as their planting and hunting grounds, are within the following accordance with the instructions of the President of the United States..." Near fine. JOHN T. SPRAGUE and was sent to Florida in 1839 as an aide to brevet Maj. Gen. Alexander Macomb, who had been charged with bringing the interminable Second Seminole War to an end. Sprague was brevetted captain on March 15, 1842, for meritorious conduct in the Seminole campaign and was promoted to that rank on Sep. 21, 1846. During the Mexican War Sprague remained in Florida in charge of Indian Affairs and served as commanding officer at Fort Brook. He was brevetted to the rank of major on May 30, 1848, for meritorious conduct in the Florida War.
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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,045.50
Estimate: $200 - $300
Auction closed on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
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