SOLD SOLD SOLD 1861 Civil War Letter Colt Factory Refusal to Deliver Pistols to Republic of South Carolina Wm. Hartley (ALS)
Easy to read letter from William Hartley, Company Secretary for the Colt Factory in Connecticut. The January 13, 1861 letter from New York office at 240 Broadway has wonderful engraving as shown in closeup image. Even though Colt refuses to provide pistols (possibly the Colt Army Model 1860 ?) under the circumstances, it is a polite and proper letter all the same. It is to Colonel Edward Manigault, South Caroline Ordnance Officer; later a Major of Artillery. It is one sheet of paper folded to make four pages each 10.625 by 8.625 inches. In excellent condition with only three very small pin holes noted. Paper is watermarked with parallel lines and RHODES & SONS PATENT. I scanned the front and back with writing. The inside two pages are blank.
Colonel Edward Manigault http://snaccooperative.org/ark:/99166/w6b57hb0
Major Edward Manigault 8th South Carolina Artillery Battalion “South Carolina Siege Train”
Colt https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colt%27s_Manufacturing_Company and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colt_Armory Note that the engraving of the Colt Factory on this letter is the same building as shown in references.
William B. Hartley was a Major (Militia?) and Colt Secretary http://americansocietyofarmscollectors.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Model-1861-musket-Connecticut-contracts-B090_Naumec.pdf also info on another 1861 letter at http://www.worldcat.org/title/william-b-hartley-letters-1861-april-24-to-general-wright-co-liverpool-england/oclc/314129943