Lot #8
Abraham Lincoln

One of Lincoln's last autographs—signed just three weeks before his assassination
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Estimate: $4000+

Description

One of Lincoln's last autographs—signed just three weeks before his assassination

Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 14 x 18.25, March 22, 1865. President Lincoln appoints John E. Smith to the "rank of Major General by Brevet…for faithful and efficient services, and for gallantry in action." Neatly signed at the conclusion in ink by President Lincoln and countersigned by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton; also countersigned in the upper left corner by Edward D. Townsend. The light blue seal affixed to the upper left remains intact. Patriotically triple-matted and framed to an overall size of 20 x 24.5. In fine condition, with the handwriting within the body of the document light but legible; Lincoln's signature remains strong. A remarkable Civil War document signed just three weeks before Lincoln's assassination.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #549 - Ended April 10, 2019





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