Lot 31: Unsigned partly-printed invitation to a White House dinner filled out in another hand, 5.5 x 3.5, in full: "The President & Mrs. Lincoln request the honor of The Secretary of the Navy's company at dinner on Saturday, August 3, 1861, at 7 o'clock. An early answer is requested." Matted and framed to an overall size of 11.25 x 7.25. In fine condition. This otherwise nondescript invitation is actually to an official state dinner hosted at the White House to receive Prince Napoleon, the nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte. Attendees included other cabinet members, Winfield Scott, and George B. McClellan.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462
Wednesday, 14th October 2015
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