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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Unsigned Legal Brief and Other Ephemera.

Auction:
2764B
Lot:
58
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$6,765$5,500

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Unsigned Legal Brief and Other Ephemera.
The brief on blue laid paper, legal size, concerning the case of Lamm v. Bachop, filed on 31 October 1853, inscribed on the recto in brown ink, in two different hands, and docketed on the verso in two hands; three horizontal folds, reinforced on the back with moisture-activated glassine tape (somewhat toned), edges chipped, slight fading to the paper, 12 1/2 x 7 3/4 in. The Lincoln Log records this particular case being filed by Lincoln on the date listed on the document.
[with] Arnold, Isaac N. (1815-1884) secretarial letter signed, 16 April 1861, to Abraham Lincoln, recommending Judge Thomas Drummond (1809-1890) for appointment to the Supreme Court, with enclosed documents (not present), on a folding bifolium, one page inscribed, rust spot, old folds, 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. Drummond never made it to the Supreme Court.
[and] Union Presidential Ticket, 1864, with Lincoln and Johnson at the top of the ticket, and electors listed below, printed on one side in red with a wood engraving depicting a globe labeled, "Our Country" floating in water, with an American flag sprouting from the north pole; the other side printed in blue with a repeat of this image and a thrice-repeated wood engraving of two American flags, a little worn, old folds, with some tape along one edge, 6 1/4 x 3 in. (3)
Estimate $2,000-3,000


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Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Drummond, Supreme Court, Judge

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