Lot #10
Andrew Johnson Document Signed

Eleven days after Lincoln's assassination—and on the day of Booth's apprehension and death—President Johnson tends to official business
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Estimate: $1000+

Description

Eleven days after Lincoln's assassination—and on the day of Booth's apprehension and death—President Johnson tends to official business

DS as president, one page, 13.25 x 9.25, April 26, 1865. President Johnson appoints David Batchelder as "Deputy Postmaster at Amesbury, Massachusetts." Neatly signed at the conclusion in bold ink by President Jackson, and countersigned by Acting Secretary of State William Hunter. The embossed white seal affixed to the lower left is toned but intact. Handsomely matted and framed with an engraved portrait (bearing a facsimile signature) to an overall size of 24.5 x 14. In fine condition, with intersecting folds. This historic document dates to just eleven days after Andrew Johnson took office upon the assassination of Abraham Lincoln; Secretary of State William H. Seward, who had been attacked as part of the assassination conspiracy, was still recuperating, with Hunter acting in his stead. On this date, John Wilkes Booth was apprehended and killed after a days-long manhunt that ended in Port Royal, Virginia.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #639 - Ended July 13, 2022





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