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    Vice President Hannibal Hamlin Autograph Letter Signed and Carte de Visite. One page, 5" x 8.75", New York, May 4, 1861. Addressed to New York Governor Edwin D. Morgan just two weeks after the opening shots of the Civil War, Hamlin showers praise upon the men and officers of the 2nd New York Militia, which he has recently reviewed, in part: "It is a Reg worthy of the empire state and I am sure will gallantly vindicate the cause of Constitutional Govt . . . It was the best appointed Reg. in all respects." Two ink spots and scattered spots of light foxing. Accompanying the letter is well-known Mathew Brady studio portrait of Hamlin, affixed to an E. & H.T. Anthony mount with rounded corners.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2015
    12th-13th Friday-Saturday
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