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LT. GENERAL LEONARD WOOD - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/24/1913 - HFSID 320160

Signing as Chief of Staff, the General writes a letter to an associate, stating that the letter will be presented by a Lieutenant "under confidential relations from his own Government". The recipient, Captain William A.

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LEONARD WOOD
Signing as Chief of Staff, the General writes a letter to an associate, stating that the letter will be presented by a Lieutenant "under confidential relations from his own Government". The recipient, Captain William A. Burnside, is not to be confused with Ambrose Burnside
Typed letter signed: "Leonard Wood", 1 page, 5¾x9. November 24, 1913. Washington, D.C. In full: "Dear Captain Burnside: This letter will be presented to you by Lieut. Colonel Moreton F. Gage, Military Attache at the British Embassy, this City. Colonel Gage is visiting Mexico under confidential instructions from his own Government, and he is particularly anxious to place himself in close and friendly relations with you, in view of any possible contingencies. I shall be very glad if you will extend to him all possible courtesies. He will explain to you more in detail the purpose of his visit, and also his intentions in case of certain eventualities. Very sincerely". During the Spanish-American War, Leonard Wood (1860-1927) was Colonel of the 1st Volunteer Cavalry (Roosevelt's Rough Riders), leading it in the Cuban operations at Las Guasimas and San Juan Hill in June 1898. He served as Military Governor of Cuba from 1898-1902. Promoted to Brigadier General in February 1901 and Major General in August 1903, Wood was transferred to the Philippines, where he served as Governor of Moro Province, 1903-1906. He commanded the Philippines Division from 1906-1908. Binding holes on left margin. Heavily toned. Left edge heavily worn. Corners worn and creased. Surface creases. Multiple folds. Right edge creases. Stale holes in left and top margin. Lightly soiled. Pencil note (unknown hand).

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