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    Hannibal Hamlin Autograph Letter Signed as Vice President, "H. Hamlin", one page, 7.5" x 9.75", Hamden, Maine, August 25, 1861, to Secretary of War Simon Cameron. In part: "We have in the city of Bangor a small number of Secessionists of the most virulent Sort. They are by their words doing all in their power in aid of rebellion. I do not know that any act constituting treason can be proved, but yet they are doing all in their power to aid rebellion, and sway all they can in our community against the Govt. They should be stopped at once...my purpose in addressing you now, is to know upon what data, you will proceed to act in arresting these men and aid us in suppressing rebellion - for it comes to just that..." Affixed at one margin inside a custom folder, with a 19th century engraving of Hamlin. The letter is on crisp, clean stock and grades very fine. Excellent content letter, written at a time when the country's future was in great peril. Ex. Henry E. Luhrs Collection.

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