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    Gideon Welles: Union League of Philadelphia Group. Lot includes a framed 15 1/2" x 19 1/2" parchment document dated September 30, 1863, signed by George Boker, presenting Gideon Welles with a silver medal in recognition of his distinguished services, along with an honorary membership in the Union League Club of Philadelphia. The silver medal mentioned is part of the lot along with the japanned tin tube used to transmit the parchment document with hand-painted gold lettering reading: "Hon. Gideon Welles Secretary of the Navy from the U.L. of P." George Boker was Secretary of this pro-Administration organization with branches throughout the North. He printed copies of the Emancipation Proclamation which the President signed and were auctioned off at the Great Sanitary Fair in Philadelphia in 1864. The club still exists as well as the original headquarters in Philadelphia. Ex: Estate of Gideon Welles.

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    November, 2015
    7th Saturday
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