Lot #22
Abraham Lincoln

President Lincoln petitions Sumner for a Spanish-speaker
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Estimate: $10000+

Description

President Lincoln petitions Sumner for a Spanish-speaker

ALS as president, signed "A. Lincoln," one page, 4.5 x 3.75, Executive Mansion letterhead, March 11, 1863. Brief letter to Senator Charles Sumner. In full: "I still have no name for Solicitor to go to Peru. Have you?" Matted and framed by Goodspeed's Book Shop with four images to an overall size of 12 x 16. In fine condition. An ardent abolitionist, Charles Sumner was also chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. A recently approved treaty with the South American country authorized the appointment of a solicitor 'learned in the Spanish language.' A desirable piece of correspondence demonstrating Lincoln's ability to balance the domestic tumult in the Civil War while keeping an eye toward American foreign relations.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #593 - Ended October 07, 2020





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