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Custer item, just before his "massacre"...

Item # 643700

April 6, 1876

BOSTON WEEKLY JOURNAL, April 6, 1876  Keeping in mind this was less than 3 months before the Custer Massacre, the bkpg. has a report: "Gen. Custer's Testimony" noting in part: "Mr. Clymer's Committee examined General Custer this morning, who testified to the existence of a ring of post traders in the Dakota posts, at Fort Lincoln and other adjacent forts...confessed that a third of their profits of $15,000 went to General Hedrick and another part of it to General Rice..." with more (see).
Also a bkpg. report: "The Black Hills - Experiences of the Gold Seekers" beginning: A letter form Cheyenne to the Times says the gold seekers en route to the Black Hills are terribly swindled at every step..." with more (see).
Four pages, large folio size, nice condition. The folder noted is for the issue folded in half

Item from Catalog 262 (released for September, 2017)...

Category: The Old West

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