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    Francis Spinner, Lincoln's Treasurer of the United States, on War-Date Free Frank. Free Frank, being an Autograph Address Leaf franked as Treasurer of the United States, 8" x 3.75", on the printed letterhead of Treasury of the United States, stamped Washington, August 27, 1862. To Luther Haven, Esq., at the U.S. Depository in Chicago. Some wear to surface, but Fine, and striking, overall. Francis Spinner's Civil War appointment as Treasurer marks a milestone in women's history: he hired female clerks, if only because they weren't subject to military service. But he was the first government administrator to hire women and moreover, he paid them well and defended their employment against critics. He also served the Johnson and Grant administrations. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    February, 2006
    20th-21st Monday-Tuesday
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