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    Andrew Johnson Letter Signed. One page, 7.8" x 9.75", Washington D.C., March 3, 1865, to Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. The day before he was to take the oath of office as Lincoln's Vice President, and less than two months before Lincoln's assassination, Andrew Johnson resigned as Military governor of Tennessee. Presenting his resignation to the Secretary of War (whose dismissal by Johnson the following year would spark impeachment proceedings against him), Johnson writes: "In tendering the accompanying resignation, I beg to express my high regard for you personally, and also to thank you sincerely for the uniform kindness which you have been pleased to extend to me personally and officially during my service as an officer under the War Department." A most ironic association to say the least. Light creases, else very fine condition. Ex. Henry E. Luhrs Collection.


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    October, 2007
    25th-26th Thursday-Friday
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