FRESH AND VERY FINE FREE FRANK FROM MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE.
1781 saw Lafayette start his campaign in Virginia, which would end in the defeat of the British at Yorktown.
VERY FINE. A PHENOMENAL LETTER WRITTEN AND SIGNED (TWICE) BY CHARLES LINDBERGH, SENT WHILE THE SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS WAS BEING BUILT AND DETAILING SOME OF THE SPECIFICATIONS AND ROUTE THE PLANE WOULD TAKE ON ITS HISTORIC FLIGHT. THE SECOND PAGE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED FORESHADOWS LINDBERGH'S LESS SUCCESSFUL INVOLVEMENT IN FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Lindbergh oversaw the construction of the Spirit of St. Louis at the Ryan plant in San Diego. He took off from San Diego on May 10, heading first to St. Louis and then to Roosevelt Field on Long Island. He departed on his historic solo trip across the Atlantic on May 20.