Civil War-dated partly-printed DS, one page, 18.5 x 14, February 25, 1864. President Lincoln appoints James W. Shanklin of California as "Receiver of Public Moneys for the District of Lands subject to sale at San Francisco, California." Signed at the conclusion by Lincoln, and countersigned by Secretary of the Interior John P. Usher. Left portion bears the embossed seal of the Department of the Interior. Impressively cloth-matted and framed with a descriptive plaque and large image of Lincoln to an overall size of 39 x 26.5. In very good to fine condition, with light vertical stains, one of which touches two letters of the bold signature.
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