EXCEPTIONALLY EARLY, AND ALMOST UNATTAINABLE SIGNATURE OF U.S. GRANT AT AGE 29!
GRANT, ULYSSES S. (1822-1885) 18th President of the United States; attended West Point and graduated with the class of 1843, and served with distinction in the Mexican–American War; he resigned from the army in 1854, returning to civilian life, largely impoverished; as General, he led the Union Army to victory in the American Civil War; his Presidency saw him as an effective civil rights executive who worked with Radical Republicans to protect African Americans during Reconstruction. His exceptionally early, extremely-rare, and an almost unattainable Signature from this period in his life. He has penned: “U.S. Grant / 1st Lt. & Bvt. Capt. 4th Infty. / Regt. Qt. Ms.” [First Lieutenant and Brevet Captain 4th Infantry Regiment Quarter Master]. This was cut from a larger document. [Fort Vancouver, Washington Territory.] Dated in another hand: “June 30, 1851”. Anything from this period in Grant’s life is, in our experience, almost unobtainable. This is not the usual, rather readily available, Grant signature from later in life. This is an item for the Presidential specialist who wants a truly rare and unique piece that is from early in Grant’s life where his accomplishments, if one were to refer to them as such, were unlikely to be noted or saved. Just absolutely choice!