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#22 - Abraham Lincoln

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A virtually unobtainable variation: President Lincoln signs with just his surname
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Choice ANS as president, signed “Lincoln,” one page, 5 x 2.75, no date. In full: “Please send your papers and brief (if you have any) for appointments in Washington Territory.” In fine condition, with some mild soiling. The Washington Territory was established in 1853 from a portion of the Oregon territory, and its boundaries were finalized during Lincoln’s administration in 1863. In 1862, President Lincoln had appointed his friend William Pickering—a fellow Republican from Illinois who had served in the House of Representatives, and as a delegate to the 1860 Republican National Convention at which Lincoln was nominated for the presidency—as governor of the territory. Preparing to make an appointment to the massive western territory, this note was most certainly penned during his term in the nation’s highest office. While Lincoln was known to sign his full name on appointments and pardons, and an abbreviated “A. Lincoln” on endorsements and letters, this is an extremely rare presidential example of Lincoln signing simply as “Lincoln.” Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA.

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