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Abraham Lincoln document signed as President, dated 21 July 1864. Only the month before, Lincoln had been nominated as the National Union Party candidate for re-election to the Presidency, with Andrew Johnson as a running mate. In addition to being in the midst of a political campaign, Lincoln had been contending with the very real threat of Confederates attacking Washington, until they were rebuffed at the Battle of Ft. Stevens on 13 July. This document is related to a diplomatic matter, the appointment of a new ambassador to Sweden. Jacob Haldeman, the ambassador appointed by Lincoln in 1861, made his sympathy for the Confederacy known, which cost him his post. He was replaced by James Campbell in May 1864. This warrant authorizes Secretary of State William Seward to affix the President's seal to an envelope addressed to Charles XV, King of Sweden and Norway, containing the letter of credence introducing Campbell. The President signs his full name, ''Abraham Lincoln''. The 8'' x 10'' document is affixed to a 12'' x 14'' mat board. Spots of glue residue and minor soiling to mat board; ink smudging and minor soiling to warrant, not affecting signature. Overall in very good plus condition. A nice large, clean Lincoln signature.
Abraham Lincoln 1864 Document Signed -- Excellent Full Signature
Abraham Lincoln 1864 Document Signed -- Excellent Full Signature
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Minimum Bid: $1,000
Final prices include buyers premium.: $6,691
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Monday, April 30, 2012.
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