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    Abraham Lincoln: Autograph Letter Signed (ALS) Asking The Secretary Of The Navy For A Favor.
    ALS, Dated August 21, 1863, 1p, Executive Mansion stationery, 4.875" x 8", to the Secretary of the Navy, tipped to larger sheet at top, 1" split at right edge fold, else fine. President Lincoln writes to Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles, in full: "Hon. Secretary of the Navy My dear sir You will oblige me very much if you can find a place to appoint John T. Grimsley of Springfield, Illinois, to the Naval School. Yours very truly A. Lincoln". John Grimsley was the son of Springfield neighbor and friend Harrison and Elizabeth Grimsley. The President was offering his assistance in getting their son into the Naval Academy. Grimsley was given permission to take the exams, but we are not sure if he was admitted. A fine letter.

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