Dec 12, 1876. Handwritten letter from Alex A. McSween to Charles Fritz, regarding the Emil Fritz Estate, and assuring Fritz that McSween is trustworthy and has only Fritz’s best interests in mind. He writes, “$10,000 is a very large amount of money, but I can assure you that it’s not large enough to buy me.” He advises Fritz not to trust the Murphy-Dolan men. He writes, “I like to be on good terms with mankind, but I’ll incur their displeasure rather than sell the interests of those who confide in me.” Signed A.A. McSween, with flourish. One page, double-sided, 10 3/8" x 7 3/4".
An absolutely incredible letter, especially given the ultimate course of events.
Lot 716, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - January 25-26, 2019. Mesa, AZ.