Autograph Letter Signed, U.S. Grant, two pages, octavo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 25, 1879. To Frank T. Weldon.
“On this day, recognized as a Holiday by all Christendom, I acknowledge the receipt of the beautiful table, facsimile of the center table on which Gen. Lee & myself signed the terms of the formal surrender at Appomattox Court House, Va., made of gold and the still more highly appreciated expression with which it is accompanyed, printed on satin. Both will have a sacred place among the souvenirs which I hope to preserve through life, and then to transmit to my children as heirlooms to be preserved by them as equally sacred.”
Frank Weldon was a former Confederate who, after the Reconstruction, found favor with Ulysses S Grant, and offered the surrender table as a Christmas gift fourteen years after the Civil War.
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- Civil War