Public Sale! [bold all-capitals headline, followed by 16 lines of text, describing an auction in Jackson, Mississippi, conducted by the Assistant Adjutant Quartermaster & Acting Commissary of Subsistence, U.S. Army]. Signed in type "L.O. Shelby, / Lieutenant 16th Infantry."

Jackson, MS: The command, April 14,1874. Printed broadside, 8 3/4 x 12 inches, employing several sizes of type, advertising the sale of "condemned quartermaster's stores," including "1 Dump Cart, 1 Heating Stove, 1 Cooking Stove, Stove pipe and elbows, Mule Collars, Mule Bridles, Pumps, Oil-Cans, Steel Hoes, Steel Rakes, Scythe and Scythe Snaths, Hay-forks, Hatchets, Halter-chains, Cross-cut Saw, Hand saw, Monkey Wrench, Rasp, Paulins, &c. &c. [continuing with camp and garrison equipment, hospital and wall tents, etc., and commissary property, knives, a cleaver, a meat hook, etc.]. "Terms — Cash, in United States Currency, on delivery." The 16th served in a number of stations in the South during reconstruction, 1869-1877, moving west to participate in various Indian campaigns, before closing the 19th century in the Philippines during the Spanish American War. Not in Hummel. Not recorded on OCLC. A little browning, but a very good example of a Reconstruction-era Mississippi broadside. (#7637). Item #60522

Price: $1,250.00

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