LINCOLN MAKES A POLITICAL RECOMMENDATION. LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. 1807-1865. Autograph Endorsement Signed ("A. Lincoln") as President, 1 p, 5 x 3 inches, n.p., May 21, 1862,

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LINCOLN MAKES A POLITICAL RECOMMENDATION.
LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. 1807-1865.
Autograph Endorsement Signed ("A. Lincoln") as President, 1 p, 5 x 3 inches, n.p., May 21, 1862,

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LINCOLN MAKES A POLITICAL RECOMMENDATION.
LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. 1807-1865. Autograph Endorsement Signed ("A. Lincoln") as President, 1 p, 5 x 3 inches, n.p., May 21, 1862, recommending Capt. Johnson to a government position, TAKE OUT OF FRAME, mild creasing and toning, framed with portrait to 11 x 14 inches overall.

In full: "I personally know nothing of Capt. Johnson; but I would be glad for Hon. D.S. Dickinson, who so warmly recommends him, to be obliged. If, therefore, the office of Chief of Police is vacant, or the Com. of Public Buildings is disposed to make it vacant, I shall be glad for Capt. Johnson to have it."

Daniel S. Dickinson (1800-1866) served as US Senator for New York from 1844-1851 on the Democratic ticket, and from 1862-63 was Attorney General of the State of New York (still a Democrat but endorsed by the Republican Party). He was briefly considered as a Vice-Presidential candidate in 1864 when Lincoln hoped to demonstrate unity by including a pro-war Democrat on the ticket.
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