Lot 27: Abraham Lincoln - Superb partly-printed DS as president
8th March 2017
Superb partly-printed DS as president, one page, 22 x 17, September 26, 1861. Four-language ship’s paper issued to “Joshua V. Davis master or commander of the Ship called Illinois…lying at present in the port of New Bedford bound for Pacific Ocean and laden with Provisions, Stores, and Utensils for a whaling voyage.” Signed in the center by President Lincoln and countersigned by Secretary of State William H. Seward. The white paper seal affixed to lower portion remains intact. In fine condition, with intersecting folds, and a light block of overall toning from prior display. Desirable across all formats, documents connecting Lincoln to the whaling industry of New Bedford are seldom-encountered and highly coveted.
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