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    Abraham Lincoln Document Signed as the sixteenth president and countersigned by Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles. One vellum page partially printed, 15.5" x 19.25", Washington, D.C., March 6, 1862. This document, "with the advice and consent of the Senate", is an official notice of the appointment of Charles W. Hassler "Assistant Paymaster in the Navy from the 6th of February 1862". Welles, nicknamed "Neptune" by Lincoln, was the secretary of state from 1861 through 1869. His successful expansion of the navy helped the North win the Civil War. This document is engraved with maritime and martial vignettes and affixed with green U. S. Navy seal at lower margin. The seal has been creased by a vertical fold. There is a small amount of separation at the center horizontal fold. Remnants of mounting tape along the margin extend around the document, but does not affect the text. Age-toned with fine Lincoln and Welles signatures and ready for display. Fine.

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