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    Abraham Lincoln Era Autograph Group A fine collection of seven pieces signed by various mid-nineteenth century personalities including political rival Stephen A. Douglas, a manuscript document signed "S. A. Douglas" as judge of the Illinois Supreme Court, one page, 7.5" x 12.5", March 30, 1842. This is a court decree ordering James Sayre to pay $75 for the support and maintenance of Martha Sayre. Together with: noted actor Edwin Booth (brother of John Wilkes Booth), partly-printed check for $66, Newport, Rhode Island, January 4, 1889; political rival and later Confederate Secretary of War John Cabell Breckinridge, partly-printed check for $30, Lexington, Kentucky, May 24, 1873; abolitionist and reformer Henry Ward Beecher, partly printed check for $20, Brooklyn, New York, March 14, 1871; General Winfield Scott, partly-printed check for $48, New York, May 24, 1831; abolitionist Senator Charles Sumner, partly printed check for $75.22, Washington, January 13, 1873; and Lincoln's Secretary of State William Seward, partly-printed check for $363.78, Auburn, September 3, 1858. Usual cut cancellations to checks, but overall the collection is in excellent condition. Together seven pieces. A fine collection. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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