2 pages, folio, text accomplished in a fine clerical hand." /> LINCOLN, Abraham. Document signed ("Abraham Lincoln"), as President ONE DAY BEFORE HIS ASSASSINATION, Executive Mansion, Washington, D. C., 13 April 1865. <I>2 pages, folio, text accomplished in a fine clerical hand</I>. | Christie's
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    Americana: Printed and Manuscript, Including Abraham Lincoln's 1864 Victory Speech: The Original Handwritten Manuscript

    12 February 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

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    LINCOLN, Abraham. Document signed ("Abraham Lincoln"), as President ONE DAY BEFORE HIS ASSASSINATION, Executive Mansion, Washington, D. C., 13 April 1865. 2 pages, folio, text accomplished in a fine clerical hand.

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    LINCOLN, Abraham. Document signed ("Abraham Lincoln"), as President ONE DAY BEFORE HIS ASSASSINATION, Executive Mansion, Washington, D. C., 13 April 1865. 2 pages, folio, text accomplished in a fine clerical hand.

    ON THE EVE OF HIS MURDER, LINCOLN GIVES A SAFE CONDUCT PASS FOR TWO ALABAMA MERCHANTS EAGER TO SELL THEIR GOODS WITHIN THE UNION LINES. George P. Floyd and James F. Casey "claim to own or control products of the insurrectionary States and to have arranmgements...to bring such products within the National military lines and sell and deliver them to Agents authorized to purchase for the United States..." Lincoln orders that Floyd and Casey be permitted to deliver their goods "free from seizure, detention or forfeiture to the United States," and that they and their agents shall have "free and unmolested passage through the lines, other than blockaded lines, and safe conduct within the lines..." Such documents from the final days of Lincoln's life are quite rare. IN THE PAST 30 YEARS ONLY SEVEN LINCOLN DOCUMENTS DATED EITHER 13 OR 14 APRIL HAVE APPEARED AT AUCTION.


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