1 page, folio (19 x 14¾ in.), PRINTED ON FINE PARCHMENT with elaborately engraved roman and calligraphic script at top, "The President of the United States of America," with engraved motifs of an American eagle clutching lightning bolts and olive branch at top, and images of flags, cannon and muskets below. A clerical docket in top left corner. Folded at center. A FINE, BOLD, FULL SIGNATURE. Lincoln makes Varnum a Surgeon of Volunteers. " /> LINCOLN, Abraham (1809-1865). Engraved document signed ("Abraham Lincoln"), as President, countersigned by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, Washington, D. C., 11 February 1863. A commission for W. G. Varnum. <I>1 page, folio (19 x 14¾ in.)</I>, PRINTED ON FINE PARCHMENT <I>with elaborately engraved roman and calligraphic script at top, "The President of the United States of America," with engraved motifs of an American eagle clutching lightning bolts and olive branch at top, and images of flags, cannon and muskets below. A clerical docket in top left corner. Folded at center</I>. A FINE, BOLD, FULL SIGNATURE. Lincoln makes Varnum a Surgeon of Volunteers. | Christie's
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    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    3 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 151

    LINCOLN, Abraham (1809-1865). Engraved document signed ("Abraham Lincoln"), as President, countersigned by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, Washington, D. C., 11 February 1863. A commission for W. G. Varnum. 1 page, folio (19 x 14¾ in.), PRINTED ON FINE PARCHMENT with elaborately engraved roman and calligraphic script at top, "The President of the United States of America," with engraved motifs of an American eagle clutching lightning bolts and olive branch at top, and images of flags, cannon and muskets below. A clerical docket in top left corner. Folded at center. A FINE, BOLD, FULL SIGNATURE. Lincoln makes Varnum a Surgeon of Volunteers.

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    LINCOLN, Abraham (1809-1865). Engraved document signed ("Abraham Lincoln"), as President, countersigned by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, Washington, D. C., 11 February 1863. A commission for W. G. Varnum. 1 page, folio (19 x 14¾ in.), PRINTED ON FINE PARCHMENT with elaborately engraved roman and calligraphic script at top, "The President of the United States of America," with engraved motifs of an American eagle clutching lightning bolts and olive branch at top, and images of flags, cannon and muskets below. A clerical docket in top left corner. Folded at center. A FINE, BOLD, FULL SIGNATURE. Lincoln makes Varnum a Surgeon of Volunteers.


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