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    Charles Sumner Autograph Letter Signed "Charles Sumner." One page, 5" x 8", Washington, January 2, 1863. The staunch anti-slavery Senator from Massachusetts writes to an unnamed gentleman. In full: "When the Conscription Act was under discussion originally I voted against obliging persons to bear arms who have conscientious scruples - & I shall vote so again." Of interest, two months later on March 3, Lincoln signed into law the first federal draft in American history, the infamous Conscription Act. With intersecting folds, a few tiny tears and chips (tear jut touching "u" of Sumner's last name; chip just touch "r"), scattered light soiling and wrinkling, else very good.

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    October, 2013
    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
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