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    Sale 2351 | Lot 138
    Price Realized: $7,250With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2351 Lot 138

      LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. Autograph Endorsement Signed, "A. Lincoln," as President, requesting that Judge Edwin Beecher be appointed Paymaster when the position is available, 6 lines written vertically on terminal page of letter to him. The letter, recommending Beecher for Paymaster and noting that "his physical disability--that of near-sightedness--disqualifies him from taking the field in active service," signed by 10 of Beecher's friends including prominent Illinois politicians: Governor Richard Yates, Secretary of State Ozias M. Hatch, Treasurer William Butler, Representative Shelby Moore Cullom, and others. 1 page, 4to, with integral blank, ruled paper; docketing in red and black ink on terminal page (not affecting endorsement), minor soiling at folds. [Washington], 19 August 1862

      Estimate $4,000 - 6,000

      "Judge Beecher is a friend of mine, & when another Paymaster is needed I should like for him to be appointed."

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $7,250