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R. JAMESON - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 02/10/1862 - HFSID 17320

As a Treasury Department Auditor, he writes Lt. G. W. Vanderbilt, requiring repayment of funds overspent by the recruiting service in Boston. George Washington Vanderbilt, the favored son and likely heir of steamship mogul Cornelius Vanderbilt, did not survive the war.

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CIVIL WAR (UNION): R. JAMESON [G. W. VANDERBILT]
As a Treasury Department Auditor, he writes Lt. G. W. Vanderbilt, requiring repayment of funds overspent by the recruiting service in Boston. George Washington Vanderbilt, the favored son and likely heir of steamship mogul Cornelius Vanderbilt, did not survive the war.
Manuscript Letter signed: "R. Jameson" as Auditor, 1 page, 8x10. Treasury Department, 3rd Auditor's Office, 1862 February 10. To Lt. G. W. Vanderbilt, 10th Infantry Assistant Commissary of Subsistence, Boston, Massachusetts. In full: "The Commissary General of Subsistence having transmitted to this Office your accounts as Acting Assistant Commissary of Subsistence at Boston, Mass., in recruiting service in the 4th qtr. The same have been audited and sent to the Second Comptroller of the Treasury for his decision thereon and having been returned exhibit a Balance due from you to the United States of $1,641. 41, differing from your Account Current of December 31, 1861 in the sum of $151.31 were arising as follows: Requisition issued in your favor since the date of your Account $150 and errors $1.31, which are more fully explained in the accompanying Statement of Differences. [Item not included]. Very respectfully your obedient servant". No further information is available on US Treasury Department Auditor "R. Jameson", but "G. W. Vanderbilt" is of great interest. Without a doubt he is George Washington Vanderbilt II (1839-1864), favorite son of steamship magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt. George W. was a first lieutenant of the US 10th Infantry, later promoted to captain. (The II was attached because another son, bearing the name George Washington Vanderbilt, had died at age 4.) The second George was a favorite son of Cornelius, who believed in keeping the family fortune intact rather than dividing it among his heirs. However, George did not survive the Civil War. Acquiring tuberculosis, he was released from the army, and died in France, where his father had sent him in hopes of recuperation and recovery. The family business passed instead to another son, William Vanderbilt, who named his own son and heir George Washington Vanderbilt II in honor of his deceased brother. Normal mailing folds. Lightly toned. Lightly soiled. Stain across handwritten address. Corners slightly worn. Light surface creases. Otherwise, fine condition.

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