Philadelphia: 20 July 1865.
2-1/2 pp, with a postscript signed with initials "A.D." and docketied in another hand. Old folds. Presented in a double-sided frame with the letter opened to 8 x 10 inches. Usual folds, a few thumbprints and some ink spots in docketing Item #306409
General Doubleday (1819-1893), here, recommends his brother Brevet Brig. Genl. Ulysses Doubleday (1824-1893), who had led the 45th United States Colored Troops, for Sheridan's use as he speaks fluent Spanish, French and German. Doubleday writes "I have no desire to puff him, but as you may need a man of his character in some future Mexican complication, I thought I should mention the subject to you. He has been in Mexico on the Texan Border before the war and consequently is well acquainted with their manners and customs..."
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