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Abraham Lincoln autograph note signed from January 1863, shortly after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Lincoln writes to his Secretary of War Edwin Stanton: ''Sec. of War, please see & hear the bearer Mr. Stevens. / A. Lincoln / Jan 9, 1863.'' The Mr. Stevens is most certainly Thaddeus Stevens, the very powerful Congressman who advocated for the abolition of slavery and the redistribution of land from slave owners to freedmen. As Chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee, he controlled the purse strings of the Civil War, and worked closely with Lincoln on the Emancipation Proclamation. At this time in January 1863, Lincoln was discussing ''compensated emancipation'' (slaves being paid for their work), which Stevens might have discussed with Stanton. Note measures 3.25'' x 2''. Mounted to card stock and light soiling, overall very good condition.
Abraham Lincoln Autograph Note Signed From 1863 -- Lincoln Asks His Secretary of War to See the Powerful Abolitionist Congressman Thaddeus Stevens
Abraham Lincoln Autograph Note Signed From 1863 -- Lincoln Asks His Secretary of War to See the Powerful Abolitionist Congressman Thaddeus Stevens
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