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(LINCOLN, ABRAHAM.) MARY TODD LINCOLN. Autograph Note, unsigned, to Mrs. Gideon Welles, on Mrs. Lincoln's printed visiting card. 1 1/4 pages, 2 1/2x4 inches, written on recto and verso of card; minimal wear. With the original mourning stationery envelope bearing her monogram on flap, addressed in holograph. [Washington], 20 November 
"My dear Mrs. Welles, quite a number of tickets, for the Sacred concert, this evening have been sent me & I take the liberty of enclosing you three of them." On recto, "Sincerely yours, / Nov. 20th." The concert mentioned is likely the "Grand Sacred Concert in Aid of the Home for Friendless Women," which was to be held on November 20, 1864, according to an advertisement in the November 19 issue of National Republican from that year. Provenance: from the collection of Thomas Welles Brainard, great-great-grandson of Gideon Welles.