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    Abraham Lincoln: Autograph Letter Signed [ALS] as President.
    5" x 8" bifolium letter on Executive Mansion stationery, Washington, D.C., January 6, 1862, signed "A. Lincoln", written to Secretary of War Stanton. In full: "Martin P. Sweet, an Illinois friend of mine, had a son, a first Lieut. in the 5th Regular Cavalry, who was killed in the battle of Gaines' Mill. He now asks that another son-brother to the deceased be appointed to the place, or a place in the same regiment, in which the father says the officers tell him there are vacancies. The young man's name is 'Martin A. Sweet.' I shall be personally gratified if this can be done without difficulty." Vertical fold along right side with very minor split affecting one letter in Lincoln's name. Comes with custom clothbound & leather slipcase. A wonderful letter showing the interplay between the President and bereaved parents.


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    November, 2019
    2nd Saturday
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