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    Zachary Taylor: Inauguration Ball Invitation. 5 1/2" x 8" engraved invitation on coated white stock, titled: "Without Distinction of Party. 1849. National Inauguration Ball." There is a long list of managers, including Webster, Calhoun, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Joe Johnston and an exiting Congressman from Illinois named Abraham Lincoln who had failed to make much of an impression during his sole term in office. He was only hanging around the nation's capital long enough to attend the inauguration ball. He left for Springfield the next day to resume his law practice with little hope of a return to the national spotlight. Minor crease, edge discoloration and a few pinholes, but generally a very fine example. There were two varieties of the Taylor inauguration ball invitations produced. This is decidedly the rarer variety.

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    November, 2015
    7th Saturday
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