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Lot #64
Rutherford B. Hayes

A presidential donation to a “distressing cause”

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A presidential donation to a “distressing cause”

ALS as president signed “H,” on a 4.5 x 2.75 Executive Mansion card, no date. In full: “Private: Mrs. Lincoln will please devote the $10 to the distressing case she presents.” After initialing, Hayes adds a postscript: “Notice endorsement on your letters,” signing a second time, “H.” “Mrs. Lincoln” refers to Mrs. M. D. Lincoln, who used the stage name Bessie Beach, a Washington socialite and entertainer active in charitable causes. A hint of subtle soiling, otherwise fine condition. Auction LOA John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #331 - Ended March 12, 2008