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Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2130, Presidential Free FranksAbraham Lincoln, Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln. Signature "A. Lincoln" as President on cover addressed in Lincoln's hand to the Honorable H. B. Anthony, U.S. Senate, Lincoln franked the envelope, but it was evidently carried by courier to Capitol Hill and has no postal markings

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

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2019-12-17
United States Postal History and Confederate States
 
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2131, Presidential Free FranksAbraham Lincoln, Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln. 3 x 1-3/4 in. card with note in Lincoln's hand "Will the Sec. of the Treasury please see and hear this young lady?" and signed "A. Lincoln", dated in his hand "Nov. 17, 1864", light vertical crease just affects "A" of signature

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.

E. 2,000-3,000
4,250
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2019-12-17
United States Postal History and Confederate States
 
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2132, Presidential Free FranksAbraham Lincoln, Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln. Autograph Letter Signed "A. Lincoln" on 5.25 x 6 in. piece of paper, reads "Let this man take the oath of Dec. 3 1863 be discharged. A. Lincoln Jan. 2, 1865", slight split along light horizontal fold does not affect signature

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.

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2019-12-17
United States Postal History and Confederate States
 
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2132A, Presidential Free FranksAbraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd LincolnAbraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln. Attractively mounted photos along with what are purported to be locks of their hair, each with magnifier allowing for hair to be seen clearly, Mary Todd's magnifier has moved inside the display, Very Fine, with certificate from Cary Delery noting this was collected by Mrs. Caroline Wright, wife of then-Governor of Indiana, Joseph A. Wright, who collected the hair of political figures, it remained in the family until 1992 when her collection was auctioned at Christie's, it was sold again in 2002 as part of the Forbes collection, a fun item but offered on its own merits

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2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
 
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 509, Presidential Free Franks & Other DocumentsAbraham Lincoln, Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln. Full signature on vellum Presidential Military Appointment of Horace Jewett as First Lieutenant of the 15th Regiment of Infantry, dated May 14, 1861, also signed by Simon Cameron as Secretary of War, docketed at top left where recorded by Adjutant General's office, usual file folds and minor tape stains on top and bottom edges

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

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3,300
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2018-10-25
United States and CSA Postal History
 
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2385, Civil War Postal HistoryAbraham Lincoln, Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln. Signature "A Lincoln" with note in his hand "Let this man be discharged" and dated in his hand "Jan. 4, 1865", on part of folded letter, part of inside is readable and includes "To the Surgeon in Charge, Washington D.C." contents reads "Sir, We the undersigned do hereby...that Mr. Eli See a resident of this...now in the service as private and...laying sick in the above named hosp(ital)..." light file fold thru signature

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

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2018-10-03
United States Stamp Treasures: The William H. Gross Collection
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Sale Number 1188, Lot Number 58, 1861-66 Issue, including Lincoln-Related, Sanitary Fair and Adams Express, The only known Lincoln campaign cover actually signed by Abraham Lincoln--it is difficult to imagine a more historic presidential campaign cover

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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

PROVENANCE

* 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

CERTIFICATION

* Charles Hamilton (3/9/1995 letter of authentication)

CONDITION NOTES

* Extremely Fine

VIEW PDF OF HISTORY AND COMMENTARY at https://siegelauctions.com/2018/1188/58.pdf

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2017-12-12
Stampless Stories: A Postal History of America
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Sale Number 1171, Lot Number 71, Great AmericansAbraham Lincoln, Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln. Folded letter addressed to Lincoln as President datelined “Amsterdam August 30, 1861”, written by Francis William Nix who details his 27 years of military service in Europe and asks for the opportunity to volunteer in the war against slavery, red Amsterdam and London transits, New York 21c debit marking, “Franco” framed handstamp and manuscript “Paid”, slightly worn file folds, still Very Fine, interesting letter, ex Vogel

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2012-12-10
United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2904, Slavery and the Civil War, Lincoln, Patriotics, Sanitary FairAbraham Lincoln, Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln. Folded letter addressed to Lincoln as President datelined "Amsterdam August 30, 1861", written by Francis William Nix who details his 27 years of military service in Europe and asks for the opportunity to volunteer in the war against slavery, red Amsterdam and London transits, New York 21c debit marking, manuscript "Paid" at left, some wear, still Very Fine, interesting letter, ex Vogel

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2012-12-10
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Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2905, Slavery and the Civil War, Lincoln, Patriotics, Sanitary FairAbraham Lincoln, Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln. Cover addressed to "Hon. Abraham Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois" with Lincoln-Hamlin beardless Lincoln railsplitter campaign design, 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) tied by grid cancel, "New-York Nov. 28" (1860) circular datestamp, docketed "answered" (secretarial), some edgewear, stains at left

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.

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