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Item:123779938129Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Very scarce signature, not many of these are available for purchase. Great opportunity! RARE!! Christmas Card from then Bishop John Mitty to General & Mrs. Logan. Card has original signature of the Bishop and is enclosed in its original postmarked envelope. Rare to find this Bishops signature anywhere. Ultra- Rare and a very special opportunity for you. Card in 6" x 4" minor bends in card, envelope flap torn as shown in images. Franked Washington 2 cent stamp. Salt Lake City Utah return address on back flap of envelope. Card and envelope postmarked December 17, 1927 at Salt Lake. Return address is that of the Cathedral of Madeleine in Salt Lake where he served as Bishop. Card bears his bishops seal in upper left corner in gold leaf and blue that is stunning in itself. Historic card and envelope from a remarkable Bishop to a famous General. Bishop Mitty was assigned to Salt Lake to help clear up a financial mess that had existed in the form of various loans the previous bishop had taken to finance church projects. He had become acquainted with General Logan of Boston and continued to keep in contact with him even after moving to Salt Lake. Orphaned at 14, Bishop Mitty was a man of discipline and resolve that prompted his nickname “Iron John”. During World War I, he served as a chaplain in the U.S. Army, serving with the American Expeditionary Forces, 49th Infantry Division, and 101st Airborne Division in France. He served with two New York regiments that saw action in the 1918 Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Mitty was released from military service in 1919, and subsequently assigned as pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Highland Falls. In addition to his pastoral duties, he served as a Catholic chaplain at the United States Military Academy at West Point from 1919 to 1922 where he became acquainted with General Douglas MacArthur, who served as Superintendent of West Point at that time. On June 21, 1926, Mitty was appointed the third Bishop of Salt Lake City, Utah, by Pope Pius XI. In 1932 Pope Pius XI appointed Mitty to be the coadjutor to the Archdiocese of San Francisco and named him titular archbishop of Aegina. He died on October 15, 1961 (aged 77). Edward Lawrence Logan (1875–1939) was an American lawyer, judge, military officer, and politician from Boston, Massachusetts. In February 1911 he was promoted to major and in May 1912 to colonel of the Massachusetts 9th Regiment. In March 1917, Logan's unit was mobilized to guard installations in anticipation of the US declaration of war on Germany. After several months of guard duty, the 9th was redesignated as the 101st Infantry Regiment and assigned to the 26th Infantry Division, organized from the National Guards of the New England states. Logan accompanied his troops to France in command of the 101st. In April 1919, the regiment was relieved of active duty, and Logan oversaw its reorganization into the Massachusetts National Guard. In January 1921 Logan was promoted to brigadier general and took command of the 1st Infantry Brigade. In March 1923 he was promoted to major general and given command of the 26th Division. Logan also won election to the Massachusetts state legislature and to the Boston City Council and served as head of the American Legion in his state. General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, located in the East Boston neighborhood of Boston, is named after him. This card came from within the Logan family. keywords: chalace, vestment antique, vtgCondition:Used, Condition:ITEM IS GOOD USED, WITH SOME MINOR BENDS, TEARS AND DISCOLORATION TO ENVELOPE ON BACK COVER FLAP, BUT HAS NICE LEGIBLE RETURN ADDRESS. CLEAR INK AUTOGRAPH SIGNATURE. CLEAR POSTMARK. FRANKED WASHINGTON 2 CENT STAMP., Modified Item:No, Country/Region of Manufacture:United States, Original/Reproduction:Original, Signed by:Bishop John Mitty
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Autograph Catholic Bishop John Mitty 1927 Church Clergy To General Logan Vtg