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    Abraham Lincoln Signed Military Commission. One page, 15.5" x 19.5", on vellum, partly printed, Washington, August 1, 1864. An appointment of George Warner to the rank of 1st lieutenant. Co-signed by Edwin Stanton, as Secretary of War. Edward Townsend has also signed in the docketing area at upper left. Very good condition with original folds, one bisecting the blue wafer seal. The manuscript portions of the document are faded although the Stanton and Lincoln signatures are quite visible. Framed (non-archivally) to an overall size of 17.75" x 21.5".

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    October, 2007
    25th-26th Thursday-Friday
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