Sep 29, 2022 - Sale 2615

Sale 2615 - Lot 264

Price Realized: $ 1,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(GIDEON WELLES.) Ticket to the impeachment of Andrew Johnson. 3 x 4 3/4 inches (including attached stub #340), printed in red on salmon card stock; minimal wear; inscribed on verso in an unidentified contemporary hand "Three years ago today, Andrew Johnson took the oath and entered on the duties of President." In a printed envelope reading "Hon. Gideon Welles." Washington, DC, 15 April 1868

Additional Details

Gideon Welles had served as President Lincoln's Secretary of the Navy, and remained in the cabinet as one of Johnson's few loyal supporters. Johnson's defense made its presentation from 9 to 20 April; Welles testified on 18 April and possibly on other days.

Provenance: from the collection of Thomas Welles Brainard, great-great-grandson of Lincoln's Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles.