FRESH AND VERY FINE ABRAHAM LINCOLN FREE FRANK, SENT AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO A SENATE ALLY IN WASHINGTON.
Henry Bowen Anthony was a prominent Whig and later Republican politician, serving as Governor of Rhode Island, U.S. Senator and Senate President pro tempore. At the time of his death in 1884, he was one of the longest serving senators in history
VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE NOTE WRITTEN, SIGNED AND DATED BY ABRAHAM LINCOLN SHORTLY AFTER HIS ELECTION TO A SECOND TERM.
The card is on paper (held in place with small slits so no residue or other evidence on card of mounting). Accompanied by two newspaper clippings noting Miss Mollie Rhodes of Fairfax C.H. Va. pushed her way past the guards and saw Lincoln. She told him the story of her family which left their plantation in Virginia to move north at the start of the war but were now destitute. He admired her spirit and wrote this note. She got the job and they let her keep the note.
VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF LINCOLN'S SIGNATURE WITH HIS NOTE INSTRUCTING THAT A REBEL SOLDIER BE DISCARGED UPON SWEARING AN OATH TO THE UNITED STATES. A WONDERFUL ARTIFACT.
On December 8, 1863 Lincoln issued a "Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction", which provided for a general pardon to soldiers and some officials in the Confederacy upon swearing an oath of allegiance to the United States. The Oath reads in part: "I, [name], do solemnly swear, in the presence of Almighty God, that I will henceforth faithfully support, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, and the union of states thereunder; and that I will, in like manner, abide and faithfully support all acts of Congress passed during the existing rebellion with reference to slaves...and that I will, in like manner, abide by and faithfully support all proclamations of the President made during the existing rebellion having reference to slaves...So help me God.” Lincoln signed a number of these notes in early 1865, before his assassination in April. They are very desirable artifacts of Civil War history.
VERY FINE. A SCARCE FULL SIGNATURE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN AS PRESIDENT AND SIMON CAMERON AS SECRETARY OF WAR ON A PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENT.
These military appointments are scarce with Cameron as the Secretary of War, as he only served from March 5, 1861, until January 14, 1862, when he was forced out of office. Most have Edwin Stanton as Secretary of War, who served for more than six years. The appointee, Horace Jewett (1834-1897), served throughout the Civil War and was actively engaged in the Indian Wars, before retiring as Commander of the 21st Infantry.
With 1988 Kenneth Laurence certificate
VERY FINE. A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S SIGNATURE WITH HIS NOTE INSTRUCTING SOMEONE TO BE DISCARGED FROM THE MILITARY ON WHAT APPEARS TO BE PART OF A DOCUMENT APPEALING FOR THE DISCHARGE. AN EXCELLENT CIVIL WAR ARTIFACT.
By January 1865 the war was moving towards its conclusion; Savannah had fallen on Dec. 21, 1864 and eight days after this was signed Francis P. Blair arrived in Richmond with a proposal for a peace conference. Certainly a time in the war when a request to discharge a soldier would have been met with a positive response.
Accompanied by small portrait of Lincoln in a frame with a 13-star cloth flag
Abraham Lincoln, autograph five-line signed referral:Surgeon General..Appt. Submitted to Sec. of War. A. Lincoln, July 25, 1864 Boldly and clearly written by Lincoln on white envelope addressed to “His Excellency, President Lincoln, Washington,” purple seven-line Lincoln-Johnson 1864 Campaign corner card in frame at upper left, “Key Note --‘UNION & LIBERTY’”, “UNION PARTY PLATFORM” text on all four backflaps, Lyon & Whittemore imprint on bottom flap, hand-delivered to the White House without entering the mails, neat red docketing
* Siegel Auction Galleries, 5/5/1995, Sale 766A, lot 1639, to William H. Gross
CENSUS, LITERATURE AND EXHIBITION REFERENCES
* Dr. James W. Milgram, Abraham Lincoln Illustrated Envelopes and Letter Paper 1860-1865, design AL-161
* Charles Hamilton (3/9/1995 letter of authentication)
* Extremely Fine
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FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF A BEARDLESS LINCOLN RAILSPLITTER CAMPAIGN ENVELOPE ADDRESSED TO LINCOLN IN SPRINGFIELD AFTER HIS WIN IN THE 1860 ELECTION.
After leaving the campaign trail, Lincoln remained in Springfield during the election. This was among the mail he received before leaving for the White House. Ex Vogel.