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    Abraham Lincoln Partial Document Signed "Abraham Lincoln" and countersigned by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. One partially printed vellum page, 13" x 6.75" (sight), February 26, 1863. This is a Civil War military appointment, though the appointee is unknown since the top assignment portion has been removed. Following the resignation of Simon Cameron, Lincoln's first secretary of war, Lincoln appointed Stanton on January 15, 1862. When Lincoln died from a shot fired by John Wilkes Booth, Stanton lamented at Lincoln's bedside, "Now he belongs to the ages." With few exceptions, Lincoln typically only signed his full signature on documents. Below Lincoln and Stanton's signature are impressive martial vignettes which nicely frame the important signatures. Some stains and foxing throughout. Also, contains several small holes (the largest, a .5" x .5" hole along the right border). Both signatures have faded, but are easily recognizable. Overall, a display piece in very good condition. Attractively framed and matted below an engraved image of the sixteenth president to an overall size of 21.5" x 24".

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