Published Abraham Lincoln Autograph Endorsement Signed "A. Lincoln", Washington, D.C., September 28, 1861. Written on the back of a two page 8vo ALS in which Melancthon S. Wade offers his services to Secretary of War Simon Cameron, Lincoln's endorsement reads: "I think the case is sufficiently made for Gen'l Wade to be appointed". This brief statement is published in The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, Vol. IV by Roy P. Basler (New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1953). A footnote below Basler's transcription gives the endorsement a provenance to "American Art Association Anderson Galleries catalog 3913, May 6, 1931". The Wade letter contains his offer to serve the Union as a brigadier general and is followed by five signed recommendations. His commission was granted on October 1, 1861 and he served until March, 1862. Preceding the Lincoln endorsement is one by Secretary Cameron, which reads, "Respectfully referred to the President". Smoothed mailing creases, toned throughout. The Lincoln panel is considerably darker than the others. Overall fine condition.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Small Flat (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2006
    12th-13th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 515

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 June 9 Featuring The Glen Swanson Collection of Indian War Relics, Including Little Big Horn Legends of the West Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    This was my first time dealing with an auction house, and I am 100% completely impressed with Heritage. There is not an aspect of this process that I have a critique for.
    Darryl S.,
    Stuart, FL
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 December 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 December 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,735,414