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    Edwin Stanton Autograph Letter Signed as Attorney General to President James Buchanan. One page, 8" x 9.75", Washington, D.C., December 24, 1860, to Henry J. Thornton. Stanton, President Lincoln's future Secretary of War, writes this letter on the day he assumed the office of Attorney General describing to Mr. Thornton that his "first Act on entering upon the Attorney Generals Office this morning was to order the payment of Eight hundred dollars to you . . . for your services as Commissioner in the case of the U. States v. John Parrott et al." Lightly browned with smoothed folds.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2014
    12th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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