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    [Lincoln's Death] Mourning Order. Printed Circular Letter from the Treasury Department, signed in facsimile by Secretary Hugh McCulloch, one page, 7.5" x 9", within narrow black mourning borders, Washington, D.C., 17 April 1865. "It is hereby ordered that, in honor to the memory of our late illustrious Chief Magistrate, all officers and others subject to the orders of the Secretary of the Treasury, wear crape upon the left arm for the period of six months." Beginning as a bank cashier in Fort Wayne, Indiana, McCulloch rose to be Comptroller of the Currency under Salmon P. Chase and was appointed Lincoln's third Secretary of the Treasury barely a month before the assassination. He was among the Cabinet members who visited the President's deathbed at the Peterson House, and continued in office under Andrew Johnson, briefly serving again (1884-85) under Chester Arthur. Mounting remnants on left side of front and right side of back, though it does not affect the text. Fine.

    : Barrett 672; Carnegie book shop, N.Y.C.; Kunhardt, 12.

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