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    Abraham Lincoln Signed Naval Commission, 1862 An ornately engraved partly-printed document signed "Abraham Lincoln" as President, 15" x 18.5" on vellum, Washington, February 7, 1862. A commission for George A. Sawyer as "Assistant Paymaster in the Navy..." Countersigned by Gideon Welles as Secretary of the Navy. With a fine, dark and crisp engraving of Neptune and Columbia and other figures. Simply matted and ready for framing. Naval commissions are far scarcer than traditional military appointments signed by Lincoln. This example is particularly nice. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
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