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    Gideon Welles: Western Union "Frank" Card. 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" card issued to Gideon Welles from the Western Union Telegraph Company authorizing employees to "Frank the Family and Social Messages" of Welles. Sold together with the War Department transmittal envelope and the enclosure letter presenting the pass "with the compliments of Genl. Thos. T. Eckert, Genl. Supt. Western Union Telegraph - Eastern Division New York City." Eckert was the chief telegraph operator in the War Department during the Civil War and had frequent contact with President Lincoln and Cabinet members. Ex: Estate of Gideon Welles.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2015
    7th Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 5
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