Lot 30: Handwritten letter mentioning Abraham Lincoln, three pages, 8.5 x 10.75, December 18, 1860. In part: "I had the pleasure of extending the right hand of fellowship with Abraham Lincoln last Tuesday night at the Burnet House. He passed through here on his way to Washington City…I never before saw such a crowd of people as there was out on Tuesday evening…Wilson and I…climbed up on an old porch where we could have had a fair view of the President but so many others got up there the old thing caved in and let us fall through so we had to give it up. We went to the Burnet House though and shook hands with him. He made two speeches while he was here…A great many of the Bell men are very well pleased with Abraham Lincoln. They say he will make the best President we ever had." In very good to fine condition, with intersecting folds (some with slight separations), and a few edge chips and tears.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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