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    Lincoln Cabinet and Others. Interesting collection of letters, signatures, and checks. Comprises: (1) Hannibal Hamlin. ALS: "H. Hamlin", 1.5 pages, 4.75" x 8", front and verso. Boston, February 6, 1866. To Gov. George S. Boutwell re: the American Cotton Planting and Loan Co. (2) Montgomery Blair. Rare ALS: "M. Blair", one page, 5" x 8". No place, no date, but as Lincoln's Postmaster General, writing that the President wishes furniture seized from a man to be released to his daughter, Miss Waring. (3) Montgomery Blair. Signature: "M. Blair" as Postmaster General, 3.5" x 1.5", mounted on sheet. (4) Edward Bates. Signature: "Edwd Bates", 2.5" x 1", light stains, mounted on sheet. (5) Edwin M. Stanton. Manuscript LS: "Edwin M Stanton" as Secretary of War, one page, 7.75" x 9.75". To Richard Lathers who has invited the Stantons to visit him in New York. Wrinkled and stained but with dark signature. (6) William H. Seward. Front panel of tan letter franked in upper right: "William H Seward", 5.5" x 3.5". Addressed by him to Jas Pollock, Esq., Cincinnati, Ohio. No postal markings. Stained. (7) William H. Seward. ALS: "William H. Seward", one page, 7.5" x 5.75", Auburn, December 28, 1847. To Horace Greeley, thanking him for an article he sent. Mounted on sheet. (8) Gideon Welles and Rear Admiral Hiram Paulding. Manuscript LS: "Gideon Welles" as Secretary of the Navy, one page, 7.5" x 10". Navy Department, May 16, 1863. To Major Henry O. Brigham, giving him permission to take passage in a U.S. supply steamer from New York to New Orleans. Also signed: "H. Paulding" and "Wm B Eaton/Cmd". Closely cut at right edge not affecting signatures. (9) Gideon Welles. Signature: "Gideon Welles" as Secretary of the Navy, 3.5" x 1.25". Minor smudge. (10) Simon Cameron. ALS: "Simon Cameron/Secy of War", one page, 5.25" x 7.75". War Dept., June 20, 1861. Asking Col. Ramsey to "give P. Jordan for use of this Dept a pair of small pistols." Light stains from folding. Tipped to a larger sheet. (11) Simon Cameron. ALS: "Simon Cameron", two pages, 4.75" x 7.5", front and verso. Middletown, May 1, 1847. To Secretary of State James Buchanan, asking him to introduce the bearer, Dr Chas Bouer, to the President (Polk); Bouer hopes to obtain "some rank in the Medical Dept of the Army". (12) Simon Cameron. ANS: Simon Cameron", one page, 4.75" x 7". No place, April 22, 1846. Requesting a letter advertised for Charles B. Penrose. (13) Simon Cameron. ALS: "Simon Cameron", one page, 4.75" x 4". Washington, January 14, 1858, re: volumes of the Pacific Rail Road for New York. With photostat of an order from Cameron relating to movement of troops through Baltimore. (14) Simon Cameron. ALS: "Simon Cameron", two pages, 8" x 10", front and verso. Tipped to another page. Washington, March 1, 1897. To the President (Grover Cleveland), asking him to commission four named officers in Capt. John Butler's company of Dragoons. (15) Hugh McCulloch. Signature: "Hugh McCulloch/April 8th 1885", 5"x2". (16) John Hay. Autograph Poem Signed: "John Hay", 3.25 pages, 5" x 8", front and verso. Haverhill, Mass., no date. An original poem by Hay, seven stanzas of eight lines each, titled: "Little Breeches." "Little Breeches" was published in John Hay's Pike County Ballads." (1871). With articles about Hay. (17) Charles Sumner. Partly Printed Check filled out and signed: "Charles Sumner", 8.25" x 2.75". First National Bank of Washington, D.C., April 3, 1871. Payable to Messrs Beckwith & Hunter for $140.38. Reinforced on verso. (18) Francis E. Spinner. ALS: "F. E. Spinner" as Treasurer of the United States, one page, 5" x 8". Washington, December 11, 1871. Complying with a request. (19) Samuel F. Vinton. Autograph Check Signed: "Saml. F. Vinton", one page, 6.75" x 4". Washington, May 7, 1824. Order to pay David Trimble $355. Endorsed on verso by Trimble. Worn, stained. In 1862, Vinton was appointed by President Lincoln to appraise the slaves emancipated in the District of Columbia. (20) Richard M. Blatchford. ALS: "R. M. Blatchford", one page, 5" x 7.75". New York, April 8, 1848. To an unnamed recipient asking him for financial information for Macalister. Marked "(Confidential)" and "please burn this". Blatchford, a lawyer and banker, was a friend of Seward's. Stained mid-vertical fold. (21) Charles A. Dana. ALS: "C. A. Dana", three pages, 5" x 8", front and verso. As editor of The Sun, New York, February 28, 1882. To Mr. Bonner, mentioning "Mr. Blaine's speech" and the monument "over Mr. Bryant's grave at Roslyn". (22) Charles A. Dana. Autograph Quotation Signed: "C. A. Dana", one page, 4.5" x 7". Boston, April 28, 1893. In full: "The difference between One and Nothing is infinite". (23) Charles A. Dana. ALS: "C. A. Dana", four pages, 5" x 8", front and verso. War Department, Washington City, December 12, 1864. Letter to a friend. Mounting strip on left edge of first page. Penciled notes on most of the items in this collection. 28 items. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection.

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