Nine letters signed ("G. Garibaldi"), to Rinaldo de Sterlich and others, Caprera, 1862-1882
to Pietro Vernetti, Major of Fresonara, near Alessandria (expressing condolences on the death of Carlo Rodi, "mio antico compagno d'armi"), the author Rinaldo de Sterlich, Marnini (requesting him to defend Francesco Salerno against "assassini della libertà"), [Enrico?] Piccini, Tozzani (about Ugo Bassi, a martyr of the Risorgimento) and to "miei cari amici e fratelli d'armi" (about the Mille), the texts in a number of secretarial hands,
9 pages, 4to and 8vo, 2 envelopes, postmarked, Caprera (Sardinia) and Signa (Florence), 23 February 1862 to 27 October 1876, a few small stains and tears at folds,
Carlo Rodi (1801-1861) was numbered (no.863) among Garibaldi's famous Mille, ie the "Thousand" volunteers of May 1860. Ugo Bassi had been executed by the Austrians in Bologna in 1849.
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