* SHERMAN, William Tecumseh (1820-1891). Autograph letter signed ("W.T. Sherman"), to Geo. S. Gideon. Washington, D.C., 17 August 1858.
1 page, 8vo, ink smudged but legible, folds through the signature, light stains in margins. Sherman sends Gideon a check (not present) for $21.50 "in full for your Bill against the Hon Thos Ewing of this place." Thomas Ewing served as Secretary of Treasury under William Henry Harrison and John Tyler, and Secretary of the Interior under Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore. He was Sherman's foster father and, subsequently, his father-in-law after the marriage of his daughter, Eleanor Boyle Ewing, to Sherman.
Estimate $ 500-700
Property from the Robert L. McKay Collection, North Tustin, California