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    Lincoln Collection. Comprises: (1) Lincoln's Inauguration. James M. Kennedy. ALS: "Jas M. Kennedy," four pages, 4.75" x 8", front and verso. Sunny Side, March 24, no year but 1861 by content; someone has written "1860" at top right in modern blue ink. To "Friend John." In part: "The 22d I spent at home as unpatriotic as need be...I liked 'old Abe's' inaugural very well. Some of the Republicans are down hard on him now on account of this Fort Sumter affair...." Lincoln was inaugurated on March 4, 1861. Folds, else fine. (2) 1862 White House Pass. Autograph Pass. In full: "Fort Monroe Jun 27 '62 / Pass to White House / one trip," not signed. Stamped: "Lieut Wm E. Blake/Aide de Camp and/Provost Marshall," on 5" x 2.25" slip of paper affixed to 9.25" x 3" sheet. (3) John M. Broomall. ALS: "J. M. Broomall/M.C. 7th Cong. Dist. Penn," one page, 4.75" x 5". Washington, February 8, 1864. The Republican Congressman writes, in full: "I look upon the re-election of Abraham Lincoln as at once certain, and necessary to the good of the country." Mounted on another sheet. (4) George H. Yeaman. ALS: "Geo. H. Yeaman", 1.5 pages, 7.75" x 10.25", front and verso. Thirty Eighth Congress pictorial stationery, Washington, February 27, 1865. To President Lincoln recommending nine Confederate prisoners "for release, under the amnesty oath." After originally listing two names, the Unionist Congressman from Kentucky adds three at the bottom and four more on verso on February 28th, signing his name again. Mounting remnant in blank area on verso. (5) John A. Bingham. Autograph Quotation Signed: "Liberty and Justice/Very truly yours/Jno A. Bingham/Ohio", 3" x 2" card. Mounting remnants and penciled notes on verso. John A. Bingham was a special judge advocate in the trial of the Lincoln conspirators. (6) Joseph H. Barrett. ALS: "Jos. H. Barrett", three pages, 5.25" x 8". Washington, January 20, 1862. About the reelection campaign of Senator Benjamin F. Wade of Ohio. Barrett of Ohio was Commissioner of Pensions for the District of Columbia during Lincoln's presidency. In 1865, he published Life of Abraham Lincoln. (7) Henry Bacon. ALS: "Henry Bacon", two pages, 4.5" x 7", separate conjoined pages. 14 Ave de l'Alma [Paris], April 16, 1893. To Mr. Niles. In part: "Is there any chance of that book of sketches of mine coming out this summer?...The Transcript published last winter The Story of 'A Charming fellow' for which I sent illustrations...." Architect Henry Bacon designed the Lincoln Memorial. (8) Mrs. Lincoln: Charles S. Sweet. ALS: "Chas. S. Sweet/Private Secretary", two pages, 8", front and verso. War Department, Washington, March 21, 1881. To Mrs. Rosa Wallach, Washington, informing her that "Mrs. Lincoln directs me to say to you that your letter was handed to her just as she was getting ready to leave the city. She handed the letter to the secretary [her son, Secretary of War Robert Todd Lincoln] and spoke to him in regard to the matter referred to by you. But the Secretary said that the application must be made directly to the Secretary of the Navy...." Slightly toned. With damaged carte de visite photograph identified as one of Mary Lincoln. (9) Thomas Bull. ALS: "Thomas Ball", one page, 5.25" x 8". Florence, Italy, February 15 1895. The sculptor acknowledges receipt of a draft of funds due to him. Ball's Freedmen's Monument in Washington, D.C., was funded mostly by Black Americans, many of whom had served during the Civil War. The statue depicts Lincoln, his left arm outstretched over a slave rising from a kneeling position. In his other hand Lincoln holds the Emancipation Proclamation. Partial separation in blank area at the mid-fold. Penciled notations on most items in the collection. Ten items. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection.

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