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Abraham Lincoln ALS (17 Days After Nomination)

"Pressed as I now am," Lincoln responds to a well-wisher 17 days after his 1860 Republican nomination

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"Pressed as I now am," Lincoln responds to a well-wisher 17 days after his 1860 Republican nomination

Significant ALS signed “A. Lincoln,” one page, 5.25 x 8, June 4, 1860. Addressed from a Springfield, Illinois, a handwritten letter from Abraham Lincoln to Thomas W. Sweney, assessor of Internal Revenue at Philadelphia, in full: “Pressed as I now am I can not do more than say your letter of the (no date) is received, and for which I thank you; and that your regards, together with the speeches, shall be tendered to Mr. Hawley, as you request.” In fine condition, with some faint, scattered adhesive residue, visible only at an angle and affecting nothing. Accompanied by an engraved portrait with a facsimile autograph. Roughly a month before this letter was penned, Lincoln was nominated as his party’s candidate at the Republican National Convention on May 18, 1860. Five months later, Lincoln, despite having been left off ballots in 10 slave states, emerged as the winner of the United States presidential election, a victory that triggered Southern secession and served as a catalyst for the Civil War.

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  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts Featuring Classical Music
  • Dates: #661 - Ended April 12, 2023

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