August 2019 Autographs & Memorabilia Auction - Ends Saturday, August 31st
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Although Executive Mansion and White House letters do exist from many former presidents, offered here is a true rarity - a letter dated from the Executive Mansion in the Civil War era, fully handwritten by President Abraham Lincoln. Note that even the letterhead of "Executive Mansion" has been written in Lincoln's hand - perhaps the earliest form of what we now know was printed EM/WH letterhead! The letter, dated May 11, 1861, is addressed to the Secretary of the Navy and reads, in part, "Some time ago, at the request of Commander E.B. Boutwell, I asked you to look into the case of his suspension, and ascertain whether he might not without inconsistency, be relieved from the remainder of his suspension. I am now informed that his case is not yet acted upon. I make no complaint of this, knowing you are overwhelmed with business, but I write to oblige if you will attend to it as soon as possible. Yours very truly, A. Lincoln". In June 1958, Edward B. Boutwell of Virginia had been found guilty of disobedience to lawful orders, neglect of duty, and scandalous conduct. THe court sentenced him to be dismissed, but the sentence was commuted to "five years Furlough Pay". Boutwell was fully dismissed from service on July 31, 1861. A fantastic full-length piece of handwriting from a desirable Presidential era! Accompanied by a full Letter of Authenticity from PSA/DNA.
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President Abraham Lincoln Signed & Handwritten Civil War Dated 1861 Letter (PSA/DNA)
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Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $19,311.00
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Sunday, September 1, 2019.
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