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    Abraham Lincoln Autograph Letter Signed as President. One page, 5" x 4.5" (sight), on "Executive Mansion" letterhead, Washington, May 17, 1862. Written during the height of the Peninsular Campaign, where Union forces were launching a full-scale offensive whose object was to capture the Confederate capital of Richmond, this gracious note reads in full:

    "Dear Madam, It affords me much pleasure herewith to give you my autograph which you ask for your friend [sic] Mrs. John Harper."

    According to Roy Basler's Collected Works of Lincoln 1861-62, Volume 5, pages 220-221, on this date Lincoln was signing requests for autographs as he signed a comparable one to Miss Mary Motley.

    The letter has been trimmed at the bottom and exquisitely matted and framed with a beautiful engraving by Currier & Ives of Lincoln used during the 1860 presidential campaign. The portrait itself is framed and measures 16" x 20" overall and is in superb condition with bright, like new colors. Also included in the framing are two commemorative medallions. Overall size is 27.5" x 37.5". A beautifully presented piece of Lincoln memorabilia.


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    December, 2011
    8th-9th Thursday-Friday
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