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BLAIR, Montgomery (1813-1883) the son of Francis Preston Blair, elder brother of Francis Preston Blair, Jr. and cousin of B. Gratz Brown, was a politician and lawyer from Maryland. He served in the Lincoln administration cabinet as Postmaster-General from 1861 to 1864, during the Civil War. Autograph Letter Signed “M. Blair Brig” 1pp. octavo, Washington, August 13, 1861, addressed to General Fremont, in St. Louis, and reads “Mr. Lester tells me order has been issued to Ohio, Indiana, Ills & Michigan to forward all avaible forces to you...” Fine condition. The Frémont Emancipation was part of a military proclamation issued by Major General John C. Frémont (1813–1890) on August 30, 1861 in St. Louis, Missouri during the early months of the American Civil War. The proclamation placed the state of Missouri under martial law and decreed that all property of those bearing arms in rebellion would be confiscated, including slaves, and that confiscated slaves would subsequently be declared free. It also imposed capital punishment for those in rebellion against the federal government.
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General Blair Writes General Fremont Pertaining to Troops for the Fremont Emancipation

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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $145.20
Estimate: $200 - $300
Auction closed on Thursday, December 7, 2017.

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