[Baltimore. 1854]. pp. on folded sheet, two leaves resultant. Folio. Printed down face of all four pages. Slight foxing. Two vertical crease lines where previous folded in triplicate, one horizontal crease where previously folded in half. Some minute holes, small tear one inch up from bottom edge. Overall, very good and quite uncommon. Item #WRCAM28333
An eloquent letter, in striking contrast to the more banal lotto advertisements of today. Egerton & Brothers invite the recipient to participate in one of several lotteries sponsored by their company, with funds guaranteed by the State of Maryland. In a thinly veiled attempt to raise revenue for Maryland on the eve of civil war, they boast of participation from Maine to Texas, and "in every State in our Glorious Union"