1 page, folio (9 x 13in.), blue paper seal in lower left corner with the word "Cancelled" written across the document in Edwin M. Stanton's hand. Matted and framed." /> LINCOLN, Abraham. Printed document signed ("Abraham Lincoln"), as President, 4 January 1862. Counter-signed by Simon Cameron as Secretary of War. <I>1 page, folio (9 x 13in.), blue paper seal in lower left corner</I> with the word "Cancelled" written across the document in Edwin M. Stanton's hand. <I>Matted and framed</I>. | Christie's
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    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    4 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 239

    LINCOLN, Abraham. Printed document signed ("Abraham Lincoln"), as President, 4 January 1862. Counter-signed by Simon Cameron as Secretary of War. 1 page, folio (9 x 13in.), blue paper seal in lower left corner with the word "Cancelled" written across the document in Edwin M. Stanton's hand. Matted and framed.

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    LINCOLN, Abraham. Printed document signed ("Abraham Lincoln"), as President, 4 January 1862. Counter-signed by Simon Cameron as Secretary of War. 1 page, folio (9 x 13in.), blue paper seal in lower left corner with the word "Cancelled" written across the document in Edwin M. Stanton's hand. Matted and framed.

    A LINCOLN APPOINTMENT UNDONE BY STANTON. Cameron's stewardship at the War Department was inept and possibly corrupt. His place in the Cabinet was entirely owing to a deal struck at the Republican convention in which the Pennsylvanian threw his delegates to Lincoln in return for the appointment. Frequent corruption scandals and incompetent appointments embarrassed Lincoln throughout Cameron's year in office. Within weeks of this appointment, Lincoln sent Cameron packing to the distant post of American minister to the Tsar at Moscow. In his place he named Edwin M. Stanton, a man of scrupulous honesty and fanatical determination to crush the Confederate rebellion. Stanton takes the opportunity to cancel this appointment by his predecessor, possibly so that he could install one of his own patronage clients. Provenance: Victor and Irene Murr Jacobs Collection, Sotheby's New York, 29 October 1966, lot 144.


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