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Lot #85
Abraham Lincoln

Mobbed by office seekers, Lincoln makes a request of the War Department

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Mobbed by office seekers, Lincoln makes a request of the War Department

Civil War-dated ANS as president signed “A. Lincoln,” on an off-white sheet folded to 3 x 5, December 28, 1861. In full: “Mr. Padleford thinks there is a vacant messengership in the War Department, & if so, I would be pleased for him to have it.” In fine condition, with mild overall toning, light soiling to the upper left, a horizontal fold below all writing, and a pencil notation and light soiling to the lower panel. After his election, Lincoln was overwhelmed by requests for patronage, many of which he gave in to—this being one of them. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: October Monthly
  • Dates: #393 - Ended October 17, 2012

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