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    Abraham Lincoln Partial ADS. Penned on a 3" x 1.25" card removed from a larger document. In full: "See the bearer, who for a while, was a Messenger here with me. A. Lincoln Aug. 30, 1864." Light soiling, else very good. This August 30th was not a good one for Lincoln. His Democrat detractors were in convention in Chicago, prepared to nominate McClellan to run against him, and the dearth of Union successes had badly eroded his support. Yet, only days later, on September 3rd, his fortunes would be reversed with Sherman's brief telegram: "So Atlanta is ours and fairly won..." Interestingly, Lincoln's messenger at the time, John Parker, would later fail to see Booth enter the presidential box at Ford's Theater, and was later accused by Mrs. Lincoln of complicity in the murder.

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    December, 2006
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
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