LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. 1809-1865. Signature ("A. Lincoln"), on a leaf of blue paper, removed from an album, 190 x 147 mm

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LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. 1809-1865.
Signature ("A. Lincoln"), on a leaf of blue paper, removed from an album, 190 x 147 mm

Sold for US$ 3,570 inc. premium
LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. 1809-1865.
Signature ("A. Lincoln"), on a leaf of blue paper, removed from an album, 190 x 147 mm removed from an album, 190 x 147 mm, also signed by WILLIAM H. SEWARD (1801-1872), E.D. MORGAN (1811-1883), and JOHN A. KING (1788-1867), adhesive residue along right margin, a few stains and pencil annotations.

Abraham Lincoln's signature is joined here by three prominent Republicans of New York. Seward ran against Lincoln for the nomination, later served Lincoln as Secretary of State, and barely survived an attack by co-conspirators on the night that Lincoln was killed. Morgan was a Union Army General, the first Chairman of the Republican National Committee, and like Seward was also Governor of New York. Likewise John A. King served as Governor of New York after a career as a member of the House of Representatives for New York's 1st District. Both King and William E. Dodge attended the unsuccessful Peace Conference of 1861 at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C. At the convention, Dodge warned President-Elect Lincoln to "not go to war on account of slavery," to which Lincoln replied that when he took the oath of office, it would be to defend the Constitution "until it is enforced and obeyed in every part of every one of the United States."
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LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. 1809-1865. Signature ("A. Lincoln"), on a leaf of blue paper, removed from an album, 190 x 147 mm
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