Civil War-dated partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 13.75 x 17.25, February 21, 1862. President Lincoln appoints Spencer C. Benham as "Commissary of Subsistence of Volunteers with the rank of Captain." Signed at the conclusion by President Lincoln and countersigned by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. The blue seal affixed to the upper left remains intact. Affixed to a board and in very good to fine condition, with warping due to the cardboard backing, and the handwritten portions, including the Lincoln signature, light but fully legible.
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