Lot 20: Brief ALS as president, signed "A. Lincoln," one page, 4.5 x 3.75, Executive Mansion letterhead, March 11, 1863. Brief letter to Senator Charles Sumner. In full: "I still have no name for Solicitor to go to Peru. Have you?" Matted and framed by Goodspeed's Book Shop with four images to an overall size of 12 x 16. In fine condition. An ardent abolitionist, Charles Sumner was also chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. A recently approved treaty with the South American country authorized the appointment of a solicitor 'learned in the Spanish language.' A desirable piece of correspondence demonstrating Lincoln's ability to balance the domestic tumult in the Civil War while keeping an eye toward American foreign relations.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453
Sunday, 17th May 2015
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