Seeking an exemption from military service based on medical condition in an autograph letter, signed 1 February 1865 from San Antonio, Texas, to his local enrolling officer, Capt. F.R. Frankel. W. A. MENGER.

Seeking an exemption from military service based on medical condition in an autograph letter, signed 1 February 1865 from San Antonio, Texas, to his local enrolling officer, Capt. F.R. Frankel.

4to. Two pages, approximately 175 words; docketed by Frankel on the verso of an integral leaf. Menger (1827-1871), the founder of the Menger Hotel in San Antonio [in 1859], one of the Southwest's preeminent hotels, writes, in part: "While I am and always have been desirous of serving the Government in any capacity within my abilities, it cannot be a matter of indifference to me to be placed in a position where great bodily suffering, if not death, would be the inevitable result." Folded. Very good. Item #53416

Price: $375.00

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