1864 ALS "R.D. Mussey". U. S. Colored Troops. Washington D. C. Letter Signed
Autograph Letter Signed
Mussey, R. D.
A.L.S. Mussey, R. D. Washington, D. C., Sept. 24th 1864.
Addressee: C. H. Needles, Esq., Union League, Phila., Pa.
1 page. 9-3/4 inches.
Reverse side indexing notation and 1/2 inch remnant from being attached to a page at two corners. Very good condition.
Reply to an Invitation to Mussey and A. G. (Albert Gallatin) Riddle. "The Hon. A. G. Riddle formerly M.C. of Ohio, is the best speaker now here." [Mussey was the Commissioner for organization of the U. S. Colored Troops - - Riddle was a Representative from Ohio who made speeches in favor of arming slaves and later he aided in the prosecution of John H. Surratt, one of the accomplices in the murder of President Abraham Lincoln.].