Lot 38: Scarce Civil War–dated early endorsement signature as president, "Andrew Johnson," forwarding a letter to Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton on April 26, 1865, on the reverse of a letter to Stanton from Leopold Becker, one page, 7.75 x 9.75, April 23, 1865. Becker's letter, in full: "I have the pleasure to apply for a Clerkship in your Department, and enclose Testimonial herewith." In fine condition, with expected document wear. Johnson had assumed the presidency only eleven days earlier upon the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 466
Wednesday, 9th December 2015
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