Nov 25, 2014 - Sale 2368

Sale 2368 - Lot 57

Estimate: $ 200 - $ 300
(CIVIL WAR.) Circular urging the confirmation of a Union general as customs collector--with support from the late President Lincoln. Letterpress broadside, 14 x 8 1/2 inches; folds, docketed "Egan" on verso. [New York?], September 1866

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Thomas W. Egan, who had served as a brigadier general during the war, was appointed as a New York customs collector by President Johnson, but was awaiting confirmation by the Senate. This circular was prepared to help secure his appointment, and is filled with testimonials from Generals Grant, Meade, Hancock, Sickles, Hooker, and more--and most notably from the late President Lincoln, who had said "A very meritorious case. He should be promoted at the earliest opportunity."