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#49 - Abraham Lincoln

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Scarce presidential pardon for criminally aiding a Union deserter
Description                           Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000          

Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 8 x 10.5, February 8, 1864. President Lincoln directs “the Secretary of State to affix the Seal of the United States to a Warrant for the pardon of William McFadden.” Crisply signed at the conclusion by President Lincoln. In very good condition, with paper loss to upper left corner tip, pinholes to upper right corner, and a uniform block of toning.

McFadden had been sentenced to six months imprisonment and ordered to pay a fine of six cents for aiding a deserter in his escape to Canada. Upon the recommendation of Congressman Augustus Frank, President Lincoln saw fit to pardon McFadden after he had served half of his prison term. An interesting format boasting a bold presidential signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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