1 page, 4to, endorsed on verso of 22 March 1864 letter from Capt John Muehlens to General David Weitzel. Framed " /> LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph endorsement signed ("A. Lincoln"), as President, 26 May 1864. <I>1 page, 4to, endorsed on verso of 22 March 1864 letter from Capt John Muehlens to General David Weitzel</I>. Framed | Christie's
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    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    4 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

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    LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph endorsement signed ("A. Lincoln"), as President, 26 May 1864. 1 page, 4to, endorsed on verso of 22 March 1864 letter from Capt John Muehlens to General David Weitzel. Framed

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    LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph endorsement signed ("A. Lincoln"), as President, 26 May 1864. 1 page, 4to, endorsed on verso of 22 March 1864 letter from Capt John Muehlens to General David Weitzel. Framed
    LINCOLN AND THE AUTHOR OF Ben Hur ARE BROUGHT TOGETHER in this document in which the President grants a businessman a pass through the lines, counter-signed by Maj. General Lew Wallace in his capacity as commanding officer of the Middle Department of the Union's VIII Army Corps. Lincoln's endorsement reads: "Allow the bearer, Mr. Nash, to pass to Norfolk and report himself to Gen. Shepley. It appears on the verso of a 22 March 1864 letter of recommendation from a Capt. Muehlens to General Weitzel. Muehlens explains that Nash is heading to New York from New Orleans and plans to return via Richmond in order to visit his children. He describes Nash as "a loyal citizen and worthy of the favor he seeks." Wallace's endorsement and signature, underneath Lincoln's, reads: "The above pass I consider good."


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