Franklin Pierce Scrawls an Urgent Message on His Calling Card

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Franklin Pierce Scrawls an Urgent Message on His Calling Card
Calling Card
1 page | SMC 544

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      Having paid a call and found the occupant out, Pierce hastily scrawls a message in pencil on his Calling Card. “I am sorry not to find you,” he says. “Especially so as I leave for another town tomorrow morn'g. Can you call at… 8 O'clock this evening.”


      Calling Card, unsigned but with six lines of autograph text, in pencil, 1 page, sextodecimo, no place or date. Scarce.
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      I am sorry not to find you. Especially so as I leave for another town tomorrow morn'g. 

      Franklin Pierce.

      Can you call at the A[...] at 8 Oclock this Evening