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    [Abraham Lincoln]. Autograph Letter Signed with content about the president shortly before his assassination. Four integral pages, 5" x 7.75", Rochester, April 6, 1865, to Annie H. Talman after the surrender of Lee. "How happy we all are in the downfall of Rebeldom, tho' many sad memories of noble sacrifices are awakened." Of the president she writes: "A young man - who shall be nameless- said before Election that if Lincoln succeeded we should go to Mexico." With original transmittal envelope and newspaper clipping of the poem "The Freedmen's Song." Smoothed folds. Text is bright. Very fine.

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    April, 2012
    11th-12th Wednesday-Thursday
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