LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. 1809-1865.
Document Signed ("Abraham Lincoln") as President, partially printed and accomplished in manuscript, 1 p, folio, Washington, D.C., February 23, 1864, appointing John W. Kiliinger as assessor of internal revenue in the Tenth Collection District of Pennsylvania, countersigned by Salmon P. Chase as Secretary of Treasury, with embossed seal, 1.5 inch closed tear to blank right margin, a mild creasing, framed.
WITH: Autograph Letter Signed ("Joseph Lewis"), 2 pp with blank integrals, Washington, October 28, 1863, to Killinger, informing him of the above appointment, tiny closed tears at folding creases. WITH: Printed Treasury Department Circular Signed ("H[ugh] McCulloch") as Secretary of the Treasury, 1 p, 4to, Washington, April 17, 1865, on mourning stationery, framed, directing that all Treasury Department officers "wear crape upon the left arm for the period of six months" to honor the memory of "our late illustrious Chief Magistrate" [i.e. Lincoln]. WITH: An Abraham Lincoln memorial silk Stevengraph, featuring an oval portrait of Lincoln surrounded by a black frame, light soiling, cello-tape mark to one edge. AND WITH: Killinger's copy of The Constitution of the United States of America [Washington: 1859], and an unbound copy of Speech of Hon. John W. Killinger ... Delivered in the House of Representatives, March 14, 1860.
AN INTRIGUING COLLECTION OF LINCOLNIANA, including two items relating to his assassination. John Weinland Killinger served a total of six terms in Congress, and was assessor of internal revenue from 1864-66.