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Abraham Lincoln (1809-65), 16th President of the U.S. 1861-65

Document signed as president, also signed by Simon Cameron as secretary of war, an attractive large commission appointing Henry ca. Wood a First Lieutenant in the first Regiment of Infantry. 1 page large folio [495x400mm] on vellum with blue paper seal, partially engraved and filled in by hand, dated Washington, seventeenth day of September, 1861. [Five months after the start of the Civil War.] There are handsome large vignettes of the American Eagle and a grouping of flags and military arms at the head and foot of the page. [Maggs catalogue 991, item 95]

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