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LINCOLN AND HIS FIRST LAW PARTNER JOHN T. STUART  —  JOINTLY ACKNOWLEDGE PAYMENT OF $50 FOR THEIR LEGAL SERVICES

ABRAHAM, LINCOLN.  (1809-1865).  President of the United States; assassinated. Exceedingly-rare and Choice [apparently unpublished], Autograph Document Signed, “A. Lincoln” in his capacity as attorney.  No place [Springfield, Illinois]], April 7, 1854. One page, oblong narrow octavo. [approx 4 x 8 inches].

$26,500.00
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“I…KNOW A GOOD DEAL ABOUT THE NEGROES…AND MY OBSERVATION SATISFIES ME THAT, LIKE OTHER MEN, THE NEGROES ARE AS THEY ARE TREATED. … [SOUTHERN PLANTERS] ARE AMAZED AT THE POLITICAL CAPACITY AND THE MORAL GREATNESS EVINCED BY PEOPLE WHOM THEY HAVE BEEN ACCUSTOMED TO CONSIDER LESS THAN HUMAN.”

MARTINEAU, HARRIET.  (1802-1876).  English essayist, novelist, journalist, and economic and historical writer who was prominent among English intellectuals of the 19th Century; one of the first female writers to support herself by her own talent; considered the first female sociologist; observed a link between slavery and the oppression of women’s rights; considered one of the first feminists. Remarkable Autograph Letter Signed, “H. Martineau”.  Eight full pages, small octavo.  Ambleside, January 5, 1866. 

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PRESIDENT LINCOLN’S RECOMMENDATION

LINCOLN, ABRAHAM.  (1809-1865).  Sixteenth President of the United States.  Lengthy Autograph Message Signed, “A. Lincoln”, as President. [To Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War. (Basler, vol viii, pg 76)].  Written on both sides of a card measuring approximately 2×3 1/4 inches.  [Washington], October 25, 1864.

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RUTHERFORD B. HAYES  ~~  A FINE, AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED —  ON PRISON REFORM, A TOPIC THAT HE WAS TO PASSIONATELY EMBRACE IN HIS POST PRESIDENTIAL YEARS

HAYES, RUTHERFORD B(IRCHARD).  (1822-93).  Nineteenth President of the United States (1877-81).  Attractive, boldly penned, Autograph Letter Signed, “Rutherford B. Hayes”.  One full page, large octavo.  ‘Spiegel Grove, Fremont O[hio]’, February 12, 1888.  Very fine condition. 

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U.S. GRANT ~~  AS PRESIDENT  — SEEKS TO FIND A POLITICAL SUPPORTER AN APPOINTMENT IN THE COASTAL SURVEY STUDY

GRANT, ULYSSES S. (1822-1885). Eighteenth President of the United States; Union General in the civil war.   Uncommon Autograph Note Signed, “U.S. Grant”, as President, on 3 ¾  x 2 ¼  card.  January 10, 1876.

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JAMES BUCHANAN, THE POLITICAL BOSS, ADVISES: “THE DELEGATES FROM PENNSYLVANIA, IF PRACTICAL, SHOULD BE UNITED IN ALL THEIR MOVEMENTS.”

BUCHANAN, JAMES. (1791-1868). Fifteenth President of the United States (1857-61). Autograph Letter Signed, “James Buchanan.” One page, quarto. “Washington.” May 4, 1840. To “Col. Reah Frazer.”

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ULYSSES S. GRANT WRITES FROM WEST POINT ABOUT THE ELIGIBILITY OF AN ACQUAINTANCE HE’S SUPPORTED FOR CIVIL APPOINTMENTS IN THE PAST, TO NOW GET A NAVAL APPOINTMENT

GRANT, ULYSSES S.  (1822-1885).  Eighteenth President of the United States (1869-1877).  Boldly penned Autograph Letter Signed, “U.S. Grant”, on ruled stationery.  Three pages, octavo.  West Point, New York, July 12, 1866.

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