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    Abraham Lincoln Document Signed, partially printed, one page, sight size 14.75" x 9.75", Washington, D.C., May 4, 1861. Here Edgar H. Bates is appointed a Justice of the Peace for "the County of Washington in the District of Columbia". He was one of 14 judges nominated by Lincoln for Senate review and was confirmed. This commission is also signed by William H. Seward as Secretary of State. Affixed with embossed Presidential Seal in lower left corner. Very good condition with small splits on folds. Also, the paper around the signature is discolored from an earlier mat in which only Lincoln's name was exposed to light.

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