Bob Julian writes:
In going through the documents that I am having copied at the National Archives I do come across interesting letters from time to
time, such as the Stickney order for proofs in 1867. I attach another such document, this time concerning a 1795 “Jefferson” cent offered
in trade by Alfred Robinson in February 1872.
Thanks! The letter from Mint Director James Pollock is fairly legible, but here's my transcription. -Editor
Feby 23 72
Your of the 22nd inst., in relation to the exchange of a "Jefferson Cent" 1795 for any Pattern pieces struck by the Mint, has
been rec'd, and in reply I have to say that in consideration of the fact of our having a very good Jefferson cent in the Mint Cabinet,
and not having any pattern pieces to dispose of, we do not feel inclined to make the exchange you propose.
(signed) Jas. Pollack
Alfred H. Robinson Esq.
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
MATTHEW STICKNEY ORDERS AN 1867 PROOF SET
Wayne Homren, Editor
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