Description[Abraham Lincoln]: Cabinet Members. This collection of ten documents includes the following: (1) Gideon Welles Letter Signed and dated July 7, 1864 on Navy Department letterhead authorizing the release of some medical records ; (2) Caleb Smith Autograph Letter Signed from Washington on January 5, 1849, replying to an autograph request; (3) Simon Cameron Autograph Letter Signed on July 8, 1861, requesting immediate action on the appointment of two applicants; (4) Simon Cameron Autograph Letter Signed on January 27, 1846, transmitting the president's message and promising to send a Committee of Patents document when ready; (5) Salmon Chase Autograph Letter Signed from Cincinnati on November 26, 1860, making excuses for not attending a Republican Jubilee, but expressing his "warmest sympathies, for they are earnest, loyal and active"; (6) Montgomery Blair Imprint: "Speech . . . on the Revolutionary Schemes of the Ultra Abolitionists . . . to the Unconditional Union Meeting" in Rockville, Maryland, inscribed at top to famous New York Herald publisher "James Gordon Bennett Esq. with the regards of M. Blair Nov. 2nd 1863" (New York: D. W. Lee, 1863, 20 pages); (7) John P. Usher Signature reading "J. P. Usher Secy of Interior"; (8) Edwin Stanton, Gideon Welles, John P. Usher, William Seward, and Salmon Chase Signatures on one page (9.5" x 7.5"). Usher has also signed on the back and included a date, January 10, 1863; (9) William Dennison Partial Document Signed; and (10) Hugh McCulloch Letter Signed dated September 19, 1867, on Treasury Department letterhead, complying with an autograph request (repaired tear, not affecting text or signature).
Sold together with a book plate engraving featuring Lincoln and his Cabinet and an 1883 Kate Chase Sprague Autograph Letter Signed, discussing the delayed delivery of a piano and the prospect of being personally serenaded by the song writer to whom she is writing (daughter of Salmon Chase). From the Donald P. Dow Collection.
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