Lot 82: GREELEY, HORACE. Autograph Letter Signed, to Charles Sears,
November 1, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: GREELEY, HORACE. Autograph Letter Signed, to Charles Sears, concerning money-making schemes and finances [of the Albany branch of the socialist agricultural colony, the North American Phalanx, headed by Sears]. 3 pages, 8vo, written on a single folded sheet; nearly complete separation at center vertical fold, moderate toning overall, some scattered staining, minor loss to lower edge of terminal leaf. New York, 9 May 1857
Notes: '. . . I, too, think it worth as much as leached ashes, but I don't consider them worth over 10 cents a bushel any where. Yet this must be a good article for Long Island sands, and for the coasts of our Rivers. I think a circular sent to City men who have out-of-town residences up the Hudson and Sound would be sure to bring some orders. . . . [T]he Phalanx ought to here get rich by offering it to co-ops. . . .'