1857 April 17. Jared Sparks LS to G. P. Putnam; Cambridge, [Massachusetts].
Has not seen the manuscript described by Putnam. Explanation of the reproduction and distribution of Washington's daily orders. The orderly books are in the Department of State. Explanation of published orders. Washington's handwriting remained uniform and characteristic throughout his life.With a postscript in Jared Sparks's hand: Value of manuscripts depends on autograph value. "As a historical document it could have but little value, since a copy of it May easily be obtained from the original Orderly Books in the Department of State."