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Abraham Lincoln document signed as President, appointing Henry S. Wetmore as U.S. Consul to Peru on 14 February 1865. Beautiful diplomatic document with wax-based paper seal shows Lincoln's full ''Abraham Lincoln'' signature, countersigned by William Seward as Secretary of State. Wetmore commanded the 9th Ohio Battery during the Civil War and would later be in charge of registering former slaves to vote in Savannah, Georgia. He also advocated for Chinese laborers in Peru, whose treatment he witnessed first hand as Consul. Document measures 22.5'' x 17.5''. Partial separation along vertical fold at bottom, with some paper loss, and a few small holes at intersecting folds, otherwise near fine condition with a bold, unobstructed signature by Lincoln.
Abraham Lincoln Document Signed as President, Appointing Henry Wetmore U.S. Consul to Peru -- Wetmore Would Later Head a Campaign to Register Former Slaves to VoteAbraham Lincoln Document Signed as President, Appointing Henry Wetmore U.S. Consul to Peru -- Wetmore Would Later Head a Campaign to Register Former Slaves to Vote
Abraham Lincoln Document Signed as President, Appointing Henry Wetmore U.S. Consul to Peru -- Wetmore Would Later Head a Campaign to Register Former Slaves to Vote
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