Lot #8071
Abraham Lincoln

In his first month in office, President Lincoln names Terre Haute's deputy postmaster
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Description

In his first month in office, President Lincoln names Terre Haute's deputy postmaster

Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 17.75 x 11.25, March 28, 1861. President Lincoln appoints Joseph O. Jones as "Deputy Postmaster at Terre Haute, in the State of Indiana." Neatly signed at the conclusion by President Lincoln and countersigned by Secretary of State William H. Seward. The white paper seal affixed on the reverse remains intact. In very good to fine condition, with intersecting folds, light soiling, and overall creasing. President Lincoln was inaugurated as president on March 4th, issuing this postmaster commission just a few weeks into his term.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Presidents
  • Dates: February 11 - February 18





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