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Abraham Lincoln autograph endorsement signed, reading in full, ''Submitted to the Sec. of War / A. Lincoln / Aug. 6, 1862''. Slip measures 2.75'' x 3''. Folds and toning, but with bold penmanship, in very good plus condition.

Slip is loosely held with archival brackets within the Patent Office Report from 1849, listing the U.S. patents granted that year, including Lincoln's patent no. 6,469, an ''Improved method of lifting Vessels over Shoals'', found on page 262. Documentation of Lincoln's patent was actually forgotten for most of the 19th and 20th centuries and only rediscovered in the late 1990s. It's the only patent awarded to a U.S. President, and originates from Lincoln's own experiences getting caught on shoals during his river rafting days as a young man. His patent here reads in part, ''What I claim as my invention and desire to secure by letters patent, is the combination of expansible buoyant chambers, placed at the sides of a vessel...the buoyant chambers will be forced downwards into the water, and at the same time expanded and filled with air for buoying up the vessel by the displacement of water...A. LINCOLN''. Book measures 5.75'' x 8.75'', bound in brown leather boards. Washington, DC: Office of Printers to House of Reps., 1850. Restoration to front joint and toning. Very good condition.
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Abraham Lincoln Autograph Endorsement Signed as President -- Housed in a Patent Office Report From 1849 Featuring Abraham Lincoln's Patent -- Lincoln Is the Only U.S. President to Hold a PatentAbraham Lincoln Autograph Endorsement Signed as President -- Housed in a Patent Office Report From 1849 Featuring Abraham Lincoln's Patent -- Lincoln Is the Only U.S. President to Hold a PatentAbraham Lincoln Autograph Endorsement Signed as President -- Housed in a Patent Office Report From 1849 Featuring Abraham Lincoln's Patent -- Lincoln Is the Only U.S. President to Hold a Patent
Abraham Lincoln Autograph Endorsement Signed as President -- Housed in a Patent Office Report From 1849 Featuring Abraham Lincoln's Patent -- Lincoln Is the Only U.S. President to Hold a Patent
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