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    1865 Inauguration Ticket. A prohibitively rare ticket to the inauguration ceremonies in Washington, March 4, 1865. We believe that the previous lot was issued as a keepsake - an item the recipient was meant to keep as a souvenir of the event. These tickets, however, we suspect were actually used for admittance to the ceremonies, this specimen engrossed to admit the "Family of Hon Mr. Wright." We know of only two other examples of this scarce ticket, both of those blank but signed by the Sgt.-at-arms George T. Brown. Some light foxing/staining mostly at top and along edge, 3.75" x 2.5", overall fine. A wonderful, period card from a fortunate soul who no doubt heard Lincoln deliver his Second Inaugural Address, a speech of reconciliation setting the stage for the Reconstruction he did not live to orchestrate.

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    November, 2008
    20th Thursday
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